A fire on Tuesday destroyed 6ha of forest in northern Vĩnh Phúc Province. — VNA/VNS Illustrative photo
VĨNH PHÚC — A forest fire which broke out at a protected forest in northern Vĩnh Phúc Province’s Thằn Lằn Mountain on Tuesday destroyed nearly six hectares.
The fire started at around 2pm on the mountain close to Phúc Yên City.
More than 200 people, including firefighters and soldiers were sent to the scene to help extinguish the fire.
Steep slopes and strong winds caused the fire to spread quickly, causing difficulties for firefighters, said Nguyễn Quang Toán deputy head of the city’s military steering committee.
It took firefighters four hours to fight the fire.
The incident is under investigation. — VNS