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Fire sweeps through factories in Xinjiang

English.news.cn   2014-07-21 09:04:49

URUMQI, July 21 (Xinhua) -- Hundreds of people were evacuated Monday morning after a fire swept through several factories and a residential building in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang.

No information on casualties is immediately available.

The fire that broke out at around 1 a.m. Monday was put out at around 7 a.m., before it swept through a sofa plant, an open-air storage place for cardboard boxes, a plastic-crushing plant, a storage house for building materials and a residential building in Saybag District in southern Urumqi.

More than 200 fire fighters aided with 55 fire engines are still clearing the ember and checking casualties.

Editor: Lu Hui
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