Fire at a vinyl recycling plant in Gimhae, South Korea, spread to urethane foam factory next door Sunday morning, burning more than 10 hours.
The disaster consumed more than 230 tons of waste materials stored inside a 2,000-square-meter recycling facility, local press reports. At the factory next door, 1,680-square-meters of production space together with 50 tons of urethane foam burned.
At about 9:11 a.m., fire was first reported at the recycling plant, local press reports. Nearly a half hour later, authorities dispatched local firefighters and requested mutual aid from Busan and Ulsan nearby.
At the height of the blaze, 376 responders operating 44 pieces of apparatus were on scene. Unfortunately, a heavy fire load of vinyl and wood made the fire difficult to control.
No injuries were reported. Cause of the fire is under investigation.