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A research and development lab of the Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies in the southern city of Dongguan caught fire, producing large clouds of thick grey smoke. Locals caught the incident on camera.
the videos show plumes of smoke coming from the building’s top floors, and largely obscuring the sky above the facility. According to the local fire department, the flammable sound-absorbing cotton which the facility was using may
be the main source of the blaze.
Local authorities said Friday that three people had been found dead after a massive fire broke out at an unfinished research facility belonging to Chinese technology giant Huawei Technologies in southern China.
According to the city government, the fire started at a building still under construction on Alishan Road, where the company is developing a research base in the industrial city of Dongguan.
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The local fire brigade said in a separate statement that the blaze was extinguished after 140 firefighters were called to the scene. Online footage from CCTV shows dark clouds of smoke billowing from a blue and white building near Songshan Lake.
While Huawei's spokesperson told AFP it could not provide further details on the fire, the Dongguan government said in a statement it was "a steel structure, and has not yet been put to use."