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House fire stirs chaos in Ho Chi Minh City

Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 15:05 GMT+7
House fire stirs chaos in Ho Chi Minh City
The scene of a house fire in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City after the fire was put out, September 27, 2020. Photo: M.H. / Tuoi Tre

A big fire broke out in a residential house in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday, burning down several properties and causing many people to evacuate.

At around 6:30 pm, a resident discovered a house located at the intersection of Phan Chu Trinh Street and Hanoi Highway in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City on fire and began to scream for help.

Despite their efforts, the locals failed to extinguish the flame.

At the time of the incident, there were three people in the house but they managed to rush out in time.

The neighbors assisted the family in moving the gas tank and other furniture to a safe place.

A fire consumes a house in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City, September 27, 2020 in a video uploaded to Facebook.

A number of people who were eating in a nearby eatery selling 'pho' (Vietnamese beef noodle soup) were forced to abandon the place mid-meal and flee, according to witnesses.

On receiving the news, the firefighting and rescue police unit in District 9 hurried to the scene, bringing the blaze under control.

The fire was eventually put out with no casualties reported.

However, many of the properties inside the house were burned down and the adjacent 'pho' shop was also heavily damaged by the conflagration.

At 9:00 pm the same day, local authorities were still working with the firefighting force of District 9 to seal off the scene and determine the cause of the fire.

The scene of a house fire in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City after the fire was put out, September 27, 2020. Photo: M.H. / Tuoi Tre

The scene of a house fire in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City after the fire was put out, September 27, 2020. Photo: M.H. / Tuoi Tre

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