A fire at a wood recycling plant Friday night spread to the factory next door and caused smoke damage to at two other nearby factories in New Taipei City, Taiwan.
At about 8 p.m. a first alarm for the fire was issued, according to TVBS News. More than 50 firefighters responded to the fire scene in a mutual aid response that included multiple fire agencies.
The factory where the fire originated had closed three hours earlier, press reports state. Responders evacuated nearly 150 people from surrounding businesses affected by the fire and smoke.
Flames spread to a neighboring recycling plant where firefighters used firefighting foam, reports state. A construction company and precision machinery plant reported extensive smoke damage.
The fire eventually spread across 900 square meters before being brought under control at about 10 p.m. Final extinguishment follow nearly an hour later.
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