Three rescued from burning hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

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Three rescued from burning hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Firefighters use ladder trucks to spray water to a fire at a hotel on De Tham Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, February 28, 2022. Photo: Supplied

Firefighters were able to rescue three people after a fire broke out at a hotel in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on Monday afternoon.

The ten-story hotel, located at 274 De Tham Street in District 1, caught fire at 1:46 pm.

As the high location of the flames was beyond local firefighting capabilities, three people were trapped on the eighth floor of the hotel and cried for help.

Firefighters use ladder trucks to spray water into a fire at a hotel on De Tham Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, February 28, 2022. Photo: Fire Prevention and Fighting and Rescue Police Division (PC07) under the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Public Security

Firefighters use ladder trucks to spray water to a fire at a hotel on De Tham Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, February 28, 2022. Photo: Supplied

Firefighters arrived shortly after and managed to put out the fire at 2:40 pm on the same day, preventing it from spreading to adjacent houses.

The rescuers used a ladder truck to take the three people stuck on the eighth floor down to the ground.

Local authorities are assessing the damage and coordinating an investigation into the cause of the blaze.

Firefighters use ladder trucks to spray water into a fire at a hotel on De Tham Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, February 28, 2022. Photo: Fire Prevention and Fighting and Rescue Police Division (PC07) under the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Public Security

Firefighters use ladder trucks to spray water to a fire at a hotel on De Tham Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, February 28, 2022. Photo: Supplied

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