May 8, 2023 Fire at Fertilizer Plant

Emergency crews are responding to a fire at the XXX fertilizer factory in the XXX Industrial Area of XXX morning May 8. Reports indicate that surrounding factories have closed as a precaution.

Heightened security and localized transport disruptions are likely near the affected area over the coming hours. Authorities may restrict access to nearby roads to facilitate the movement of emergency vehicles. Officials may also mandate building evacuations and business closures in the vicinity as a precaution until clearance operations and investigations end.

The fire that engulfed part of XXX facility and caused “potentially dangerous smoke” to blow towards the coast has been contained after dozens of firefighters fought the flames for more than an hour.

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