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|The fire broke out from RK Resources's furniture factory that was filled with flammable materials|
At 1 AM today (April 5), a fire broke out at RK Resources Co., Ltd. in Bau Bang Industrial Zone of Binh Duong province’s Bau Bang district. The workers and security staff of the company could not put the fire out before it spread. The Binh Duong Firefighting Department sent over 15 fire engines and a hundred firefighters to the scene.
However, the factory contained a lot of wood, which is easily flammable. The flames escalated amidst loud explosions, making it very difficult to contain the situation.
|The flames lept high with every explosion|
After over eight hours, the fire was brought under control by 9 AM. Although there were no casualties, the fire has destroyed everything on the 2,000sq.m area.
The causes of the fire and the damage are still under investigation.
RK Resources is a 100 per cent Malaysian facility to manufacture furniture to export to the US. This company was put into operation in 2007 and employed around 3,800 workers.