|The fire destroyed the plant’s workshop and nearly 30 tonnes of latex products. — Photo congan.com.vn|
BÌNH PHƯỚC — A fire broke out at a latex processing plant in the southern province of Bình Phước’s Đồng Phú District on Tuesday, causing an estimated loss of over VNĐ1 billion (US$444,000).
No fatality was reported, but the fire destroyed the plant’s workshop and nearly 30 tonnes of latex products.
According to initial information, the plant’s workers informed authorised agencies upon discovering the fire and took measures to try to extinguish the blaze.
The provincial fire prevention and fighting police mobilised six fire trucks and several firefighters to the scene. It took them nearly two hours to stamp out the fire.
According to initial reports, the fire occurred because some bolts of the heat transfer furnace’s hot oil pipe were broken, resulting in the oil leaking. The hot oil spread towards a motorbike nearby, which burst into flames.
The case is under investigation. — VNS