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15 saved from apartment fire in Hanoi

15 saved from apartment fire in Hanoi

Monday, August 22, 2022, 10:44 GMT+7
15 saved from apartment fire in Hanoi
A fire breaks out at NOCT Apartment Building in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi, August 21, 2022. Photo: Anh Hieu / Tuoi Tre

Firefighters were able to rescue 15 people after a fire broke out at an apartment building in Hanoi on Sunday evening.

The fire started on the seventh floor of NOCT Apartment Building on Nguyen Co Thach Street in Nam Tu Liem District at around 8:00 pm.

After being notified, the fire prevention and fighting police units of Nam Tu Liem and Bac Tu Liem Districts sent three fire engines and dozens of firefighters to the location to put out the fire.

Fire prevention and fighting police officers enter the building to assist the victims in Hanoi, August 21, 2022. Photo: Anh Dung / Tuoi Tre

Fire prevention and fighting police officers enter the building to assist the victims in Hanoi, August 21, 2022. Photo: Anh Dung / Tuoi Tre

The officers used ladder trucks to extinguish the flames while another team headed to the seventh floor by stairs to assist the victims.

Although the fire was not too big, it caused a lot of smoke.

Firefighting police managed to rescue seven people from the blaze and guide eight others to safety.

Local residents run outside after the fire broke out at NOCT Apartment Building in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi, August 21, 2022. Photo: Anh Dung / Tuoi Tre

Local residents run outside after the fire broke out at NOCT Apartment Building in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi, August 21, 2022. Photo: Anh Dung / Tuoi Tre

The fire was put out at around 8:20 pm the same day.

There were no casualties in the fire, while property damage was negligible, local authorities stated, adding that they were working to determine the cause of the incident.

Preliminary information showed that the flames started from an electric meter box on the seventh floor of the building.

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Duy Khang - Danh Trong / Tuoi Tre News

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