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Major fire at fertilizer factory in Ludwigshafen: residents should close windows and doors

In Ludwigshafen, the fire brigade is fighting a major fire on Wednesday evening. According to a media report, the chemical company Almatis is affected.

Ludwigshafen – A major fire broke out in Rhineland-Palatinate * on Wednesday evening. The fire brigade is fighting the fire in the Rheingönheim district of Ludwigshafen.

The SWR had initially reported that the fire had broken out in a warehouse belonging to the Almatis chemical company. However, the Rheinpfalz now reports, citing the fire brigade, that the fire has broken out in the ICL fertilizer factory.

Major fire in Ludwigshafen Rheingönnheim – Katwarn triggers

The fire brigade informed the fire brigade that fire gases had been released via warning messages – such as with the catastrophe warning system Katwarn. It could lead to nuisance and visual impairment in the districts of Rheingönheim, Mundenheim, Gartenstadt, and Maudach.

Residents are asked to close windows and doors and turn off ventilation and air conditioning. In addition, neighbors should also be informed who may not have noticed the danger.

Drivers are asked to drive around the area extensively.

According to SWR information, nothing is currently known about possible injuries in the major fire. However, the column of smoke is already getting smaller. In addition, the SWR reports that no hazardous substances should have leaked.

In July there was an explosion in a chemical company in Leverkusen. Several people died . (Rjs) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

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