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State of emergency in Italy: Avellino factory hit by fire

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 13, 2019
The prefect of Avellino near Naples on Friday declared a state of emergency over a fire that hit a factory making plastic containers for batteries.
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A thick plume of foul-smelling toxic smoke swept across the southern city and nearby factories were evacuated, while mayors in nearby towns told residents to stay indoors and keep their windows shut.

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Officials said the situation was "high risk".

Some 100 fire fighters were working to tame the fire and one of them had a bad turn, before recovering fairly quickly.

The fire was brought under control shortly after five o'clock p.m..

Damage still has to be assessed.


 

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