Blaze destroys houses at Cai Rang floating market The Saigon Times Daily Local firefighters extinguish a fire which broke out at noon today, November 8, at Cai Rang floating market in Can Tho City – PHOTO: VNA HCMC – A blaze broke out at the Cai Rang floating market today, destroying five houses and a boat in Can Tho City’s Cai Rang District, and causing a panic, as some sought to escape the blaze, news website Vietnamnet reported. The fire broke out at around 11 a.m. today, November 8, at a block of houses located at the floating market, which is a popular tourist venue, and spread rapidly. Officials noted that the elderly, children and property were quickly moved to safety by local residents, adding that boats and ships operating on the river remained far from the flames. Consequently, no injuries were reported, though a boat and some homes were destroyed, according to local officials. Four fire trucks brought firefighters to the scene, and the flames were extinguished by about 12 p.m. Meanwhile, the local government is assisting families whose homes were destroyed, offering VND3 million per family, said Tran Van Binh, chairman of the People’s Committee of Le Binh Ward in the district. An investigation has begun to determine the cause of the blaze.