Fire erupted from Can Tho River on the floating Cai Rang market. Picture: Cuu Long.
November 11, November 8, a wooden house with a pair of stilts on the Cai Rang River at the Cai Rang market suddenly burst. The fire spread quickly along with smoke columns, which are high black, tens of meters from this kilometer.
People on land quickly evacuated the elderly, children from the danger zone and tried to extinguish the fire, but they failed. Fear of spreading the fire, many boats, boats and rafts are trading in the river with anchored wires.
"When the fire burned in front of the house, the mother hugging her daughter ran to the river and jumped into a safe place" – said the witness.
Specialist fire extinguisher. Picture: Cuu Long.
About 30 minutes later, several firefighters and several vehicles and specialized firefighters were sent to the place with people firing from the fire.
Within 12 hours the fire is extinguished. The fire did not cause any casualties, but it burned down five houses and many properties.
Five houses were burned. Picture: Cuu Long.
The Cai Rang Floating Market is located 6 km from the center of Can Tho City, established at the beginning of the 20th century. Every day, about 400 boats float from the market to sell agricultural products, fruit and goods. food, food. For more than 100 years, the market has become a symbol of tourism in Can Tho City, attracting many visitors.