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A fire at a chemical plant in Germany

December 11 2005

Strong fire occurred at a chemical factory in the Bavarian town Myunhmyunster. 5 people were injured and one firefighter was killed in an explosion of hexane.

Release of hexane occurred at around 6 pm local time.

Within hours, firefighters tried to stamp out a fire. At this time, residents of nearby homes were urged to more tightly close the doors and windows, as well as to refrain from walking.

A small panic among the population caused a cloud formed over the enterprise. However, local authorities indicated that it poses no threat to humans, RBC reports.

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