|Hundreds of fire-fighters were mobilised to put out the fire at Quốc Đại company’s warehouses in Thanh Hóa Province’s Hoằng Hóa District. — VNA/VNS Photo Duy Hưng|
THANH HÓA — A fire broke out in Quốc Đại company’s 1,000sq. m workshop and warehouses in the northern province of Thanh Hóa’s Hoằng Hóa District on Monday evening.
The blaze caused panic among the hundreds of workers at work there. No casualties were reported, but three warehouses were completely destroyed. Damages have been estimated at around VNĐ10 billion (US$441,000).
The fire started at 7pm on Monday in one of the warehouses and spread rapidly as a lot of inflammable materials and equipment were stored in the warehouses.
Eleven fire engines and hundreds of fire-fighters were mobilised to put out the blaze, which was finally extinguished after five hours.
Quốc Đại company specialises in producing furniture from bamboo and rattan.
Same day, another fire damaged a 1,000sq. m workshop in Hưng Thịnh Wood Processing Joint Stock Company in Đắk Nông Province’s Cư Jut District. Dozens of fire-fighters battled with the blaze for seven hours before it was brought under control.
Electrical short circuits are believed to have caused both fires. Investigations are underway. — VNS