Firefighters Tackle Blaze at China Port

From Sydney Morning Herald:

More than 2000 firefighters were mobilised on Saturday to tackle a spectacular blaze which broke out at a Chinese port after explosions hit two oil pipelines, state media reported.

Crews brought the fire in the northeast port of under control after battling the flames for 15 hours, and state television channel CCTV showed the area engulfed by clouds of thick black smoke.

The blasts hit pipelines belonging to China National Petroleum Corp, the country’s main oil company, on Friday evening, well away from residential areas, a spokesman for city authorities in Dalian told the Xinhua news agency.

Read also the Xinhua report.

See a BBC slideshow of the blaze.

July 17, 2010 5:59 AM
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