|The fire at a fuel tank garage in the central city of Nha Trang on Tuesday evening. - VNA/VNS Photo Phan Sáu
KHÁNH HÒA — A fire burned in a fuel tank garage on Nguyễn Tất Thành Boulevard in Phước Đồng Commune, the central city of Nha Trang for more than four hours on Tuesday evening.
The fire was detected around 7:20pm, allegedly starting from one fuel tank and then spreading to the others. The fire was accompanied by an explosion that caused panic for people living around the garage.
Witnesses said they heard the explosion and saw at least four or five fuel tanks burning.
More than ten fire engines and 100 fire fighters were mobilised to extinguish the fire.
The fire was partly under control by 9:00pm, but sparked again 30 minutes later according to head of Nha Trang Fire Fighting Prevention and Control Department Nguyễn Xuân Cảnh.
Chairman of Phước Đồng Commune People’s Committee Đặng Lợi said no human loss was reported. Relevant authorities are investigating the fire cause. — VNS