Massive fire engulfs petrol station in Hanoi

By Phuong Son, Ngoc Thanh   July 5, 2016 | 05:48 pm GMT+7
A fireball erupted out of a gas station in Hanoi this afternoon, incinerating several vehicles.
Massive fire engulfs petrol station in Hanoi

The fire took hold at around 2:45 p.m. local time in Den Lu Urban Area, Hoang Mai District, after several explosions, destroying a gas station, a tanker and several nearby motorcycles.

Massive fire engulfs petrol station in Hanoi

People tried to control the fire using mini extinguishers but failed to stop it from spreading. The blaze formed a huge column of black smoke. Photo by VnExpress.

Massive fire engulfs petrol station in Hanoi

Fire engines and dozens of people were mobilized to tackle the inferno.

Massive fire engulfs petrol station in Hanoi

The flames from the tanker were extinguished after about 20 minutes.

Massive fire engulfs petrol station in Hanoi

However, the fire at the gas station continued to rage and spread to several motorcycles.

Massive fire engulfs petrol station in Hanoi

At 3p.m., firefighters were able to put out the fire at the station.

Massive fire engulfs petrol station in Hanoi

Most of the gas station was destroyed, and authorities are calculating the total damage.

 
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