Blaze at Hanoi warehouse causes billions of dong in damage

Fire tore through a 10,000-square-meter warehouse in Hanoi on December 19, causing billions of dong worth of damage.

A warehouse caught fire in Hanoi on December 19 destroying hundreds of goods.(Photo:Tuoi Tre)

The 10-hour blaze broke out at 1am in the warehouse at 20/165 Cau Giay street, where goods from several companies were being stored for the Tet holiday.

No injuries were reported, though hundreds of products including confectionaries, tea, milk, and tobacco were destroyed.

Twenty fire trucks arrived on the scene but the blaze was not brought under control until around 10am the next morning.

According to officials, the fire started at a hotel’s warehouse next door and quickly spread.

According to some reports, the blaze may have been caused by an electrical problem.

Nearby houses were reportedly unaffected by the incident.
Police have launched an investigation into the case.

By Tr.Kien-Translated by Tran Tran

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