The blaze, which is reported to have started around 8 p.m., tore through two apartment buildings under construction in a business district. According to eyewitnesses, the flame swept the building in less than a minute.
“This is a disastrous fire that is very difficult to contain and has the potential to spread to all nearby structures,” police said.
The fire then spread to three neighboring buildings.
Information about the victims has not yet been reported. Police advised residents to stay vigilant.
The cause of the incident is being investigated.