|Hundreds of fire fighters try to extinguish the fire at a paper warehouse in Vĩnh Lộc Industrial Zone in HCM City’s Bình Chánh District early this morning. — VNA/VNS Photo Thành Chung|
HCM CITY — A fire broke out at a 1,500sq.m warehouse of a paper company in Vĩnh Lộc Industrial Zone in HCM City’s Bình Chánh District early Wednesday morning.
The warehouse of Phước Sinh Limited Company reportedly contained some 3,000 tonnes of paper, other goods and equipment.
According to the city’s Fire Fighting and Prevention Department, the blaze started at some 3am. As many as 122 fire fighters and 21 fire engines were mobilised to extinguish the fire, which made the warehouse collapse.
The blaze was brought under control by 6.30am and its spread to surrounding areas was averted.
Cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. — VNS