Huge fire hits gasoline station in Hanoi, 10 injured

Tuoi Tre

Updated : 06/03/2013 16:55 GMT + 7

Ten firefighters were injured after an extensive fire broke out at the gasoline station No. 9 on Tran Hung Dao Street, Hanoi that belongs to the Military Gas & Oil Company at 1:15 pm on Monday.

As seen by photos, a fuel-tank truck carrying 100,000 litres of gasoline erupted in flames, sending billowing clouds of black smoke into the air.

According to Tuoi Tre’s on-the-scene-reporters, 10 firefighters sustained burn injuries while battling the fire and all of them have been taken to hospital for treatment.

The cause of the blaze was not immediately clear yet. 20 fire trucks and a large number of firefighters have been deployed to the scene.

As of 4:45pm today, firefighters were still working to put it out entirely. Around 15 mins later, more than 1000 people were deployed to extinguish the fire. Tuoi Tre reporters at the scene said they could feel the heat and the smell of gasoline hundreds of meters away from the fire scene.

As of 5:45pm, the fire was basically put under control.