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Residents flee as blaze breaks out at People's Committee office

Update: December, 23/2014 - 14:47
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HCM CITY (VNS) — Residents living near the office of the People's Committee of Ward 7 in HCM City's District 5 and Government officials at the Ward 5's office fled from their homes as a blaze broke out at the ward office at about 10:00am on Tuesday.

Shortly after receiving information about the blaze that started on the fifth floor of the ward office building, fire-fighting forces from HCM City's Districts 1 and 8 sent eight fire engines to the site.

As of 3:00pm, no fatalities or injuries had been reported at the site, which was blocked by local agencies.

Local authorities are investigating the cause of the fire, which was put under control at about 10:30am. —VNS

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