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House fire triggers multiple explosions in Ho Chi Minh City

House fire triggers multiple explosions in Ho Chi Minh City

Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 12:12 GMT+7
House fire triggers multiple explosions in Ho Chi Minh City
Firemen use a water hose to quell the fire. Photo courtesy of Ho Chi Minh City’ Department of Public Security.

A conflagration, followed by multiple explosions, has destroyed a house on Pham Hung Street in District 8, Ho Chi Minh City

The fire was spotted around 4:20 pm on Monday by residents in a neighborhood under Chanh Hung Bridge, where the house was located.

The smoke could be seen from afar, while explosions could be heard when the blaze caught on the electric wire in front of the house, said Nguyen Thien Toan, a passer-by.

Neighbors’ effort to put out the fire saw no success, but they were soon aided by the fire brigade of Ho Chi Minh City, who managed to quell the flames after mobilizing fire trucks and dozens of firefighters to the scene.

No casualties were reported at the scene of the accident.

Police are working to investigate the cause of the fire. 

A fire with explosions breaks out at a house on Pham Hung Street, District 8, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, July 12, 2021. Video: Toan Tran / Tuoi Tre

A fireman uses a water hose to quell the fire. Photo courtesy of Ho Chi Minh City’ Department of Public Security.

A fireman uses a water hose to quell the fire. Photo courtesy of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Public Security

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