According to Head of the Gia Lai provincial Fire Fighting Prevention and Control Office Duong Thanh Binh, the truck was carrying 32 tonnes of rubber latex. Six fire engines and 30 firefighters rushed to the scene immediately after hearing the news. The firefighting force met numerous difficulties to extinguish the fire as the rubber latex is combustible. Until 2 a.m of October 9, the blaze was brought under control. The fire completely destroyed the truck and the whole 32 tonnes of rubber latex, causing huge losses. The incident is being investigated.