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Fire raging at Shell chemical plant in Netherlands

Firefighters are using foam to fight the flames

June 4, 2014  by The Associated Press

THE HAGUE, Netherlands—A major fire has broken out at a chemical plant operated by oil giant Shell near the port city of Rotterdam, according to Dutch emergency services.

The Security Region Central and Western Brabant said in a tweet that nobody was missing or injured in the fire that broke out late Tuesday.

See photos of the Shell chemical fire on Twitter here

The cause of the fire was not immediately known. Local media is reporting people across a wide area heard blasts over a wide area and could see the flames soaring into the night sky.


Fire fighters are using foam to fight the flames.

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