UPDATE 1-Blast and fire at chemical plant in Netherlands; no injuries

Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:01am EDT

(Updates with fire out, no injuries)

AMSTERDAM, June 17 (Reuters) - An explosion caused a fire at a plastics factory in the south of the Netherlands on Tuesday, but the flames were quickly extinguished and no one was hurt, emergency services said.

A spokesman for the local fire department said the blast was in a machine used to make foam at a production plant run by chemicals company Caligen Europe in the southern town of Breda. (Reporting by Anthony Deutsch; Editing by Alison Williams)