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Firefighters rescue 11 from house fire in Hanoi

Firefighters rescue 11 from house fire in Hanoi

Monday, October 24, 2022, 13:25 GMT+7
Firefighters rescue 11 from house fire in Hanoi
A firefighter is injured while putting out the flames at a house in Cau Giay District, Hanoi, October 23, 2022. Photo: Hung Dung / Tuoi Tre

Firefighters managed to save 11 people from a fire that broke out at a six-story house in Hanoi on Sunday evening.

The incident occurred at a house, which has six floors and covers an area of 50 square meters, in an alley in Cau Giay District at around 7:00 pm, the fire prevention and rescue police division under the Hanoi Department of Public Security confirmed later the same day.

Officers rescue victims from a fire at a house in Cau Giay District, Hanoi, October 23, 2022. Photo: Hung Dung / Tuoi Tre

Officers rescue victims from a fire at a house in Cau Giay District, Hanoi, October 23, 2022. Photo: Hung Dung / Tuoi Tre

More than 20 officers and four fire engines were mobilized to the scene.

They were divided into two teams, with one focusing on putting out the flames on the first floor and the other approaching the top floor from the house next door to rescue the stranded victims.

A woman hugs a firefighter after being saved from a fire at a house in Cau Giay District, Hanoi, October 23, 2022. Photo: Hung Dung / Tuoi Tre

A woman hugs a firefighter after being saved from a fire at a house in Cau Giay District, Hanoi, October 23, 2022. Photo: Hung Dung / Tuoi Tre

The blaze was extinguished at around 7:30 pm, and 11 people were saved.

Police officers confirmed that there were no casualties and that they are working to determine the cause of the fire.

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Duy Khang - Danh Trong / Tuoi Tre News

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