Fujian factory blast: more residents evacuated

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Firefighters in China’s Southeastern Fujian province have finally put out a chemical plant fire that kept reigniting. They battled the blaze for more than two days and evacuated thousands of people. CCTV’s Lin Nan filed this report from Zhangzhou city.

Fujian factory blast: more residents evacuated

Fujian factory blast: more residents evacuated

Firefighters in China’s south-eastern Fujian province have finally put out a chemical plant fire that kept re-igniting. They battled the blaze for more than two days and evacuated thousands of people. CCTV’s Lin Nan filed this report from Zhangzhou city.

Highlights:

  • Another oil storage tank went up in flames on Wednesday morning. Fires in three other oil storage tanks had been extinguished on Tuesday, but flared up again.
  • More than 14,000 local residents in nearby towns had been withdrawn to emergency points by Wednesday morning.
  • Authorities say they are keeping a close eye on the environmental impact of the blaze and will release an air and water quality report as soon as possible.