Fire at Defunct Kremikovtzi Steel Mill Raises Alert

Business | November 5, 2011, Saturday // 18:38|  views

A fire was reported Saturday morning at a facility of the Kremikovtzi steel plant near Sofia. Photo by BGNES

A fire erupted at the ferro alloy production facility of the defunct Kremikovtzi steel mill near Sofia at around 10:00 a.m on Saturday.

A total of 8 fire engines, 1 chemical fire fighting vehicle, 4 water tank trucks and 1 medical aid vehicle of the Sofia-based Fire Safety and Civil Protection unit were dispatched to the site to battle the flames, the Interior Ministry reported.

The fire has destroyed oil-filled transformers at the plant.

The flames have been extinguished but the reasons for the accident and the exact extent of the damages are yet to be identified.

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