Structure fires break out in HCMC, Hanoi

Two houses, a warehouse, and a factory were completely destroyed in fires in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi on April 7 and 8.

Firefighters attempt to bring an inferno under control at a Dinh Vang Company warehouse in Hanoi’s Ha Dong District on April 8 (Photo: Tuoi Tre)

At around 9:30 pm on April 7, a series of explosions occurred at Tan Tao Industrial Park in HCMC’s Binh Tan District where plastic bottles of motor oil are produced. Shortly after, fire engulfed the factory.
It took firefighters until after 4 am on April 8 to extinguish the flames, which destroyed the 3,000-square-meter facility, 70 tons of plastic bags, machines and production-line equipment.
The damage is estimated at more than VND20 billion.
Another fire started at 9:30 am on April 8 in a partition between two houses on Doan Van Bo Street in HCMC’s District 4.
It took around 60 firefighters half an hour to put out the blaze, which razed both homes to the ground.
The cause of the fire has been attributed to a short circuit in wiring.
At 2:30 pm on the same day, a large fire also broke out at a glue and paint warehouse, rented by the Dinh Vang Company, in Hanoi’s Ha Dong District.
Around 100 firefighters and seven fire trucks were sent to the scene. After more than two hours, the blaze was put out, but the warehouse had been destroyed completely. 

By staff reporters – Translated by Hoang Yen

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