Traders remove their assets away from the fire. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Hoàng
HÀ NỘI — A huge fire broke out at about 7:30am on Monday at Tó Market in Uy Nỗ Commune, Hà Nội’s outlying district of Đông Anh, fortunately causing no casualties, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
According to district authorities, the blaze started in the market’s northern part where clothing is sold then quickly spread to nearby kiosks.
The fire was extinguished at 9.30am on Monday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Hoàng
The local firefighting force, Hà Nội traffic police and Đông Anh District Police, were mobilised to extinguish the blaze and help evacuate traders and their assets.
Two hours later, at 9.30am, the fire was contained after many kiosks and goods were ruined.
The losses are still being estimated. — VNS
Many kiosks were destroyed in the fire. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Hoàng