Blaze engulfs buildings in industrial zone

11-09-2010

Fire fighters have estimated that a blaze which broke out in an industrial zone in Otrokovice, near Zlin in southern Moravia on Friday caused damage in the tens of millions of crowns. The fire broke out at around eight pm, spreading across buildings that included a laminate factory, a warehouse storing inflammable liquids, a car repair service, and a scrap yard. It took 20 fire crews most of the night to localize the threat. No was hurt in the incident but nearby residents were advised to keep their windows closed due to smoke. A mobile detection lab monitoring the concentration and chemical make-up of the smoke, meanwhile, said it posed no additional safety threat. Specialists are investigating the cause of the fire.