|Firefighters prepare to put out the fire at a lubricant recycling plant in Thiên Tân Commune, Đồng Nai Province on Wednesday night. — Photo vnexpress.net|Viet Nam News
ĐỒNG NAI — A lubricant recycling plant stretching thousands of square metres in Đồng Nai Province was engulfed in flames on Wednesday night, but no casualties were reported.
The fire started at around 8pm and quickly spread to the oil storage facility of the recycling plant, built in an isolated area inside a tea tree forest in Thiên Tân Commune, Vĩnh Cửu District.
The blaze soon grew bigger and was visible from as far as two kilometres away. Residents living in the neighbourhood said they also heard several explosions.
The huge quantity of engine oil at the plant made it extremely difficult to contain the flames, which began spreading to the adjacent tea tree forest at around 10.30pm despite firefighters’ efforts to put out the fire.
It was not until dawn that the blaze was finally extinguished.
Investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing. — VNS