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Fire engulfs wood workshop, causing huge loss

Update: April, 04/2017 - 15:11
The scene of a fire at a wood workshop in Đồng Nai Province’s Biên Hòa City, which occurred early on Tuesday. — VNA/VNS Photo Sỹ Tuyên
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — A fire broke out early on Tuesday at a 500sq.m - timber workshop in a crowded residential area in Đồng Nai Province’s Biên Hòa City, destroying the equipment and wooden products inside.

Locals and firefighting police found it difficult extinguish the fire due to the presence of flammable wooden products along with a large quantity of timber.

A local whose house was next to the burned-down workshop witnessed the incident. He said at about 2am, he heard several explosions and saw that a huge blaze had engulfed the timber workshop. At the time, the workshop was closed and there was nobody inside and no guard. 

The resident phoned the city’s firefighting department to inform them about the fire. After 30 minutes, four trucks and dozens of firefighters were mobilised to prevent the blaze from spreading to residential houses in the area.

The fire was finally put out after three and a half hours. All the machines, furniture and timber inside the workshop were completely burnt. Property damage was estimated at several billions of đồng.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. — VNS

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