|A blaze occurs early morning at a bag shop next to Ba Kieu Temple in Ha Noi centre. — Photo dantri.com.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — A blaze destroyed a two-storey house, with a bag shop on the first floor, early today in Ha Noi's Dinh Tien Hoang Street.
Initial investigations revealed that the fire had started on the second floor.
Fire fighters quickly put out the blaze, but the extent of the damage has not yet been indicated.
The gutted house was located next to Ba Kieu Temple – one of the capital's most famous temples, built during the reign of King Le Than Tong (1619 – 1628) to worship Mother Goddess Lieu Hanh and princesses Quynh Hoa and Que Hoa. The temple was unharmed by the fire.
Meanwhile, another fire was reported at a three-storey house in HCM City's Phu Dong Thien Vuong Street. Six fire engines were dispatched to the scene.
No loss of human life was reported in either case. Both cases are under investigation. — VNS