September 26, 2019 / 5:03 AM / a month ago

Large fire breaks out at French factory in Rouen

PARIS (Reuters) - A large fire broke out in the early hours of Thursday at a French factory in the northern port city of Rouen, local authorities said.

Authorities added there were no reported victims at this stage. The fire at the factory of Lubrizol - a company that makes specialty chemicals - had started around 0240 local time (0040 GMT).

Around 130 firefighters were currently tackling the blaze at the site, and a security cordon had been put in place.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta, Arthur Connan and Pascal Rossignol; Editing by Himani Sarkar

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