|Firefighters battle the blaze at a home furnishing store in central Nghệ An Province’s Vinh City yesterday. – VNA/VNS Photo |Viet Nam News
NGHỆ AN — Three fires broke out yesterday in central Nghệ An Province, destroying a number of properties. Fortunately, no fatalities were reported.
At 7.30pm yesterday, a fire started at a home furnishing store in Vinh City’s Vinh Tân Ward. Some 100 firefighters and seven fire engines were dispatched to the scene.
The fire quickly spread due to the flammable materials and the location of the shop, which was difficult to approach in a small alley. The fire was brought under control after three hours. All materials and furniture in the shop was destroyed, causing estimated losses of hundreds of millions of đồng.
The second fire broke out at an electrical substation in Văn Sơn Commune. The fire was quickly brought under control.
Another fire reportedly occurred at 8.20pm, burning down a wooden house in Đông Vĩnh Ward. Two children were rescued from the home.
The cause of the three fires remains unknown.
Authorised agencies are working hard to identify the cause and calculate the cost of damage. – VNS