Fire erupts at Ukraine chemical storehouse

17:31, 25 February 2013
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A major fire broke out Monday morning at a chemical storehouse in southern Ukraine, sending up heavy smoke over surrounding areas, authorities said, according to Xinhua.

The blaze that covered some 200 square meters, started at around 10:37 a.m. local time (GMT 0837) at the facility which stores paint products and solvents in Zaporozhe city, the State Service for Emergencies said.

Over 50 fire-fighters were able to extinguish the flames after an hour-long struggle and no causalities were reported, it said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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