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Fire destroys three houses in An Giang

Update: July, 08/2015 - 17:23
Three houses in An Giang Province's Long Xuyen City were completely destroyed in a fire. — Photo

AN GIANG  (VNS) — Three houses were destroyed in a fire in My Hoa Ward's Tan Hue 2 hamlet in Long Xuyen City on Tuesday night.

Firefighters from An Giang Province's Department of Fire Prevention and Control were mobilised to extinguish the blaze.

Hundreds of army and police personnel and local residents also helped to stamp it out.

The fire broke out at about 6pm in a small alley, making it difficult for the fire engines to approach the site.

Four specialised fire engines and numerous water pumps were employed, and the fire was completely extinguished after about an hour.

Initial reports indicated that three houses were destroyed, but no casualties were reported.

Local residents said the fire probably broke out in a house, after the family forgot to shut off the gas cylinder, leading to a gas explosion.

The case is being investigated further. — VNS

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