|Firefighters try to extinguish a massive fire that broke out at about 10pm yesterday in the central Thanh Hoa City. A warehouse with an area of nearly 1000m2 and two cars were destroyed. The damage was estimated to be worth more than VND10 billion (US$450,000). — Photo vnexpress.vn
THANH HOA (VNS) — A massive fire, which broke out at about 10pm yesterday in the central Thanh Hoa City, destroyed a warehouse with an area of nearly 1000sq.m and two cars.
The damage was estimated to be worth more than VND10 billion (US$450,000).
The warehouse, located in Phu Son Ward, was owned by Dong Bac commerce and construction limited company. Several gas stoves, televisions, refrigerators and speakers, besides cars, confectioneries, drinks and a lorry loaded with several gas tanks were stored inside.
Dozens of fire engines and hundreds of firefighters, soldiers and policemen were sent to the site. The walls and metal roof of the warehouse were demolished so that the firefighters could spray water to extinguish the fire.
The team finally put out the fire after five hours, by 3am today.
Some firefighters were exhausted and suffered slight injuries.
People living in houses located opposite to the warehouse said they heard a massive explosion last night, and then saw a 10m-high blaze rising from the warehouse.
The cause of the fire is being investigated. — VNS