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Fire breaks out at Huawei office in southern China

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A huge fire broke out in southern China on Friday at an unfinished Huawei research facility, sending massive plumes of smoke over the industrial city of Dongguan.

The blaze started at a Huawei building on Alishan Road, where the company is developing a research base, according to the city government.

It was extinguished after 140 firefighters were called to the scene, the local fire brigade said in a separate statement.

Footage broadcast online by state media channel CCTV showed dark clouds of smoke billowing out of a blue and white building near Songshan Lake.

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Huawei’s spokesperson told AFP the company could not yet provide details on the fire.

The Dongguan government said no casualties had been reported so far.

The building on fire is a “steel structure, and has not yet been put to use,” it said in a statement on the city administration’s official social media account.

Huawei’s main office campus is in the southern city of Shenzhen, but it has a large sprawling office complex in nearby Dongguan.

[AFP]

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