The Mekong Delta province of Kiên Giang has some 13,000ha of forests facing a major threat of fires in An Minh, Hòn Đất, Giang Thành, and Phú Quốc districts.
Authorities in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta are setting up firebreaks, preparing equipment and putting up warning boards as the area’s forests face a high risk of fire in the dry season.
Almost 90 per cent of local markets in Hà Nội don’t meet fire safety standards.
Fire prevention police across Việt Nam have issued warnings on the use of fire, electricity and petrol during the Lunar New Year holiday.
The fallout from London's devastating tower block blaze continued on Sunday with the government announcing 60 high-rises have failed safety tests, as an insurance body said they had warned officials of the fire risks.
A massive fire ripped through a 27-story apartment block in west London before dawn Wednesday, June 14, causing dozens of casualties and trapping residents inside.
Prolonged dry weather has significantly increased the risk of forest fires in the southernmost province of Cà Mau, the provincial Forest Protection Department reported.
The Old Quarter of the capital city of Hà Nội is a built-up area featuring a labyrinth of narrow alleys that put it at heightened risk of fire.