Vincom Landmark 81 building fire reported; no injuries

A fire in Vincom Landmark 81, a super-tall skyscraper in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — was reported today afternoon at about 3:3- p.m. No one was injured, fire officials said.

According to Fire Department Chief of Binh Thanh District, a caller reported that smoke was coming from level 64 of the building. Zing News a local Vietnamese media reports.

Fire Department Of Binh Thanh district responded to the alarm, they sent 8 fire engines with 42 fire police officers, firefighters and discovered that smoke was coming from the high level of the building.

A fire in Vincom Landmark 81, a super-tall skyscraper in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam @ Dao Nhat Huy

Fortunately sprinklers had held the flames in check preventing them from spreading. That allowed the local team  to quickly extinguish the fire.

The management of the building also confirmed that, flames caused by welding while some workers doing their job, but they get it under control right after that.

Landmark 81 is a super-tall skyscraper in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, that was designed by the British design, engineering and consulting firm Atkins. The investor and primary developer for the project is Vingroup, a Vietnamese corporation that is also the country’s largest real-estate company. Landmark 81 is the tallest building in Vietnam, the tallest completed building in Southeast Asia as of July, 2018 and the 14th tallest building in the world.

Landmark 81 is the tallest building in Vietnam @ Zing News

The 461.5 metres (1,514 ft) tall, 81-storey building is built on the western banks of the Saigon River in the city’s Binh Thanh District, located just north of Ho Chi Minh City’s historic center and to the immediate south of Saigon Bridge. The tower is at the heart of the $1.5 billion high-end mixed-use urban area called Vinhomes Central Park, and was scheduled to be inaugurated in July 2018. The development comprises hotel and conference facilities, luxury apartments, high-end retail spaces, restaurants, bars, and a multi-story observation deck at the tower’s crown.