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Fire rips through Viglacera Thăng Long Company building

Update: March, 21/2016 - 18:30
Black smoke covering a building of Viglacera Thăng Long Company yesterday. — Photo

VĨNH PHÚC (VNS) — A large fire broke out at the Viglacera Thăng Long Joint Stock Company in the northern Vĩnh Phúc Province’s Phúc Yên District yesterday afternoon.

The blaze destroyed one-third of the firm’s roof, which was made of composite material.

According to Vĩnh Phúc’s Police Fire Prevention and Fighting Department, a fire suddenly broke out at a 12,500sq.m warehouse of the firm and spread quickly. Black smoke covered a large area surrounding the company.

As soon as the fire was reported, 10 fire engines and more than 100 firemen were sent to fight the blaze, which took two hours to extinguish.

No human casualties are reported.

Police are investigating the incident, but short circuit has been identified as the cause of the fire.

Viglacera Thăng Long is a subsidiary of the Viglacera Corporation, which manufactures and trades in ceramic walls, roofs, floor tiles and other construction materials. — VNS

Mai Hien

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