Five houses in Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam were burned down after a group of local residents lit a fire to keep warm amidst cold weather in the region.
Flames broke out at a house in A Xan Commune, Tay Giang District at around 3:20 am on Thursday, according to Arat Blui, vice-chairman of the district People’s Committee.
The fire quickly spread to four adjacent houses.
|Houses are burned down by a fire in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, February 2, 2023. Photo: P.M.X. / Tuoi Tre|
Firefighters and border guard officers were mobilized to the site and were able to put out the blaze by 5:30 am the same day.
No one was harmed during the incident, but all five houses, which were mainly made of wood and metal roofing, burned down.
A delegation from the district administration later arrived to review the incident and assist the affected residents in dealing with the consequences.
|Officers help local residents deal with the aftermath of a fire in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, February 2, 2023. Photo: P.M.X. / Tuoi Tre|
“Most of these households are poor,” chairman Blui said.
“They will be temporarily housed with their acquaintances until new houses are built.”
An official stated that the incident might have occurred after some residents lit a fire to keep warm and subsequently fell asleep.
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