|Frightened residents rush out of their homes following a midnight fire in an apartment building in Linh Đàm residential quarter. -- Photo vietnamplus.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI – A fire occurred in the parking area of building No. 1B in Hà Nội’s Linh Đàm residential quarter around 1.20 this morning.
No one was killed in the fire that destroyed six motorbikes and damaged tens of others.
Local residents said the fire led to a lot of smoke spreading to the floors above the parking area.
Firefighters arrived at the spot in 10 minutes and successfully controlled the fire in half an hour.
The local authority is investigating the cause of the fire.
Last September, a fire broke out in a 35-storey building in the Linh Đàm residential quarter. The fire began in a technical box on the 17th floor and was followed by smoke spreading to the upper floors. A lading machine was used to rescue 25 people from the top floors.
One month later, a fire, which reportedly started in the basement of the 34-storey CT4 building in the Xa La urban area, damaged two parking levels in a 1,533sq.m area. Some 200 motorbikes, 45 bicycles and one car were also burnt, according to reports.
Ignorance of fire safety regulations and negligence by investors and residents of high-rise buildings were highlighted following the blaze in Hà Nội. — VNS