GIA LAI (VNS)— A fire broke out at a wood processing company in Pleiku City in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai on Saturday.
The fire destroyed all of the company's wood products and machines, worth an estimated VND3 billion (US$142,000). No human losses were reported.
It took six fire trucks two hours to stamp out the fire.
Head of the provincial Fire Fighting Prevention and Control Office Duong Thanh Binh warned that there was a high risk of fire during the current hot, dry weather, so people should familiarise themselves with basic fire prevention measures.
Last Thursday, a fire at a private wood processing company in Pleiku caused estimated losses of more than VND300 million ($14,200). — VNS