Big blaze at Shell chemical plant in Netherlands

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Associated Press

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 6:03 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 3 at 7:33 PM

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch emergency services say a major fire has broken out at a chemical plant operated by oil giant Shell near the port city of Rotterdam.

The Security Region Central and Western Brabant said in a tweet that nobody was missing or injured in the fire that broke out late Tuesday.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known. Local media report that people across a wide area reported hearing blasts and could see the flames soaring into the night sky.

Fire fighters are using foam to fight the flames.

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