Tuesday, 4 October 2016 - 14:00
Plastic facility destroyed by fire
Plastics processors Blok Plastic was completely destroyed by a raging fire on Tuesday morning. It took firefighters about 7 hours to get the fire under control, ANP reports. The fire broke out around 3:45 a.m. By 10:45 a.m. firefighters had the fire under control and started working on extinguishing it. This is expected to take several hours. Eleven residents of company houses on the terrain were evacuated and given other shelter by the municipality. A number of neighboring buildings on Merwedeweg were also evacuated as a precaution. It is not clear when these people will be able to return to their homes and businesses.