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Huge fire destroys workshop in Đắk Lắk

Update: March, 08/2016 - 18:18
Firefighters made all efforts to extinguish the fire which destroyed 1,000sq.m wood workshop in Dak Lak Province. — Photo

ĐẮK LẮK (VNS) — A huge fire has destroyed 1,000sq.m of a wood workshop of Đắk Lắk Forestry Stock Company in Tân An Industrial Complex in Buôn Ma Thuột City.

The fire, which broke out yesterday afternoon in the workshop, quickly spread to nearby areas.

Witnesses said they heard a huge explosion when the fire broke out, and escaped from the area, doing nothing to extinguish the blaze.

The fire flared up in the sawdust warehouse and quickly spread to nearby areas, destroying several machines and causing the workshop’s roof to collapse, the witnesses said.

Đắk Lắk Province’s firefighters reached the area immediately after the fire was reported and the blaze was extinguished an hour later. The workshop contained a lot of sawdust, which caused problems in the fire-fighting work.

The blaze was still smouldering in the morning, with large plumes of smoke clearly visible. The firefighters had to continuously spray water to prevent the fire from breaking out again.

According to the initial investigation report, the cause of fire was electric short circuit. 

No human casualties have been reported. But the loss of property is estimated to be huge. — VNS

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