Catastrophic fire at chemical plant in China: See the videos

Emergency services rushed to secure the area and contain the flames.
Loukia Papadopoulos
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The fire raged out of control.

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On Saturday, a massive fire broke out at a chemical plant in Guixi, a city in the eastern province of Jiangxi, China, triggering an explosion and sending billows of thick black smoke into the sky. Emergency services rushed to the scene in a desperate attempt to keep the situation under control.

This is according to a report by The Global Times.

The explosion took place around noon local time at a plant owned by Jiangxi QianTai New Materials, a company specializing in silicon oil production. The incident was then quickly reported by Chinese state media outlet CCTV and footage started immediately circulating on social media platform Weibo. The clips showcased a massive plume of black smoke rising into the air and emergency services rushing to combat the flames.

Initial reports speculated that the explosion was triggered by a fire that erupted in the silicon oil. As firefighters did their best to tackle the ever rising flames, they also urged nearby residents to stay clear of the area in order not to be put in danger. 

Emergency services were reported to be well organized in executing the prompt evacuation of people living in close proximity to the plant. This helped prevent any injuries or casualties as none have been reported thus far, an impressive feat in such a chaotic situation.

The effectiveness of preparedness and safety protocols were in full demonstration as the immediate evacuation of nearby residents was put into effect. The swift and efficient relocation of people from potential harm allowed emergency services to focus on containing the fire without risking lives. 

Meanwhile, authorities have launched a comprehensive investigation into the incident in an attempt to determine the exact cause of the fire. The hope is that finding the source will prevent similar incidents in the future and enhance safety measures in the industry.

The event will no doubt serve as a reminder of the importance of strict adherence to safety regulations and the need for constant vigilance in handling hazardous materials. Time will tell what the exact cause of the fire was and how measures can be put into place to avoid such catastrophic incidents in the future.

Latest reports reveal the fire has been contained.

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