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Massive blaze put out at petrochemical plant

A fire which broke out at 10:50pm last night at Shanghai SECCO Petrochemical Co in Jinshan District was finally put out at 9am this morning.

No casualties were reported and the fire had not caused pollution or a drop in air quality, the local government said. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Sources said over 100 fire engines and 1,000 firefighters rushed to the plant last night to battle the blaze. City officials also rushed to the site to help coordinate the firefighting efforts.

The plant is near the northern shore of Hangzhou Bay in Jinshan District, southern Shanghai.


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