Fire at HCM City shop causes traffic jam

Update: February, 09/2015 - 12:30
Fire-fighters in HCM City approach the fire scene. — VNA/VNS Photo Manh Linh

HA NOI (VNS) — A huge fire broke out at a massage shop at No 48 Cach Mang Thang Tam Street, Ward 6, District 3 in HCM City, early this morning.

The on-line newspaper VietnamPlus reported that a large amount of dark smoke rose high from the ninth floor of the shop. Authorities blocked the street to allow firefighters to reach the scene of the fire.

The blaze caused temporary traffic jams at the neighbouring intersections of Vo Van Tan-Cach Mang Thang Tam and Nguyen Thi Minh Khai-Cach Mang Thang Tam.

The blaze was extinguished after two hours, thanks to the efforts of the firefighters.

The authorities are investigating the cause of the fire. — VNS