China factory fire: Huge plumes of black smoke billow into the sky as flames tear through building

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Terrifying moment huge plumes of black smoke billow into the sky as massive fire rips through a Chinese factory

The blaze erupted this morning at a factory in south-eastern China's Fuzhou city Footage shows huge clouds of smoke rising above the site swallowed by flamesOver 100 firefighters and dozens of fire trucks were called to contain the fireNo causalities have been reported while rescue efforts are said to be ongoing

By Emilia Jiang For Mailonline

Published: 11:39 GMT, 5 November 2020 | Updated: 11:39 GMT, 5 November 2020

A massive fire today tore through a factory in south-eastern China, sending thick columns of black smoke into the air in front of terrified residents.

The blaze reportedly broke out at 11.15am local time at a metal structure manufacturer in the city of Fuzhou, Fujian Province.

No casualties have been reported at the time of writing. The fire has been contained while rescue efforts are ongoing, according to local media.

The furious blaze broke out at 11.15am local time on Thursday at a metal structure manufacturer in the city of Fuzhou, Fujian Province. The fire has been contained, reports say

No casualties have been reported at the time of writing. The fire has been contained while rescue efforts are ongoing, according to local media. Pictures above show huge clouds of black smoke rising into the air from the blazing building in front of terrified residents

Footage and pictures released by Fujian Television show massive plumes of black smoke billowing from the blazing building.

The factory, located in the city centre of Fuzhou, was said to be a manufacturer producing steel structure and iron covers.

It was next to a parcel delivery branch, which had also been burned to the ground.

A petrol station was behind the area where the fire broke out. There were also other factories manufacturing cardboard boxes and equipment nearby.

A massive fire erupted from a factory on Thursday morning in south-eastern China's Fuzhou city, sending huge clouds of black smoke rising into the air in front of terrified residents

A total of 110 firefighters and 20 fire trucks were called to the scene, Fujian TV station said

A total of 110 firefighters and 20 fire trucks were called to the scene, reports said. The cause of the incident remains unclear.

The blaze had been contained by 2pm local time, according to a reporter on the scene.

No casualties have been reported from the incident.

It is said that an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the blaze. 

Local government has yet to release a statement regarding the fire.

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