|No one was reported killed in the fire. — VNA/VNS Photo Xuan Tu
DIEN BIEN (VNS) — A fire destroyed a house and a workshop of Nguyen Van Sy, a woodsman in Nam Thanh Ward, Dien Bien Phu City, yesterday afternoon.
The city authorities sent 30 firemen and two fire engines to the scene and stamped out the blaze after 30 minutes.
No one was reported killed in the fire. However, the house and workshop were destroyed.
Witnesses said the blaze was caused by an electrical short circuit, and that the flames rose and spread rapidly as several inflammable materials were kept in the woodwork workshop.
Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire. — VNS