At about 6 a.m. local time on April 29, a fire broke out in a district office in Nandegon Township, Yangon, Myanmar, and firefighters rushed to the scene and quickly brought the fire under control.
A firefighter is being treated for injuries sustained in the fight against the fire. At about 12 o’clock on the same day, a stationery shop in the town of Bodtang, Yangon, Myanmar, caught fire, and a large amount of paper in the shop exacerbated the fire, which was finally brought under control by the joint efforts of several fire brigades. The cause of the two fires is under investigation.
Since February, there have been far more fires in major Burmese cities such as Yangon and Mandalay than in previous years, some of which have been identified as man-made arson.