|Two vessels were burnt in a fire at a workshop in Kiên Giang Province’s Châu Thành District. -- VNA/VNS Photo Lê Sen|Viet Nam News
KIÊN GIANG – Two fires broke out in southern Kiên Giang Province yesterday. Fortunately, no fatalities were reported.
The first fire occurred at 11.30am in a house on Rạch Giá City’s Rạch Sỏi Road, which destroyed all the furniture and two motorbikes.
The house, owned by Trần Quang Sáng, is located near the city’s airport. Airport authorities mobilised staff to stamp out the fire, which was totally extinguished within 20 minutes.
The second case occurred at 11am at a vessel repair workshop in Châu Thành District’s Vĩnh Hòa Phú Commune.
Lý Nhật Trường, owner of the workshop, said the workers saw smoke at lunchtime from one of the two vessels they were repairing.
The fire quickly spread to the second vessel.
It took two hours for firefighters to extinguish the fire.
According to the initial investigation, short circuit was the cause of both the fires. Total loss was estimated to be more than VNĐ1 billion (US$43,940). – VNS