According to eye witnesses, the fire sparked from the third floor of the restaurant in Nguyen Thien Thuat street, Loc Tho ward and rapidly engulfed the building. Security guards and residents tried to use extinguishers to tackle the blaze but failed. Black smoke were seen billowing into sky and spreading to other high-rise buildings and two hotels nearby, causing guests including many foreigners to flee the area in panic. Dozens of fire fighters and engines were mobilized to the scene to extinguish the inferno immediately after the fire alarm was raised. The restaurant furniture and utensils were completely destroyed and the building’s tile roof was collapsed. The walls of the next-door hotel were seriously burnt. Luckily, dozens of gas tanks were timely taken out. No casualties have been reported.