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Technology VIDEO. A major fire broke out in a Huawei building in China

21:40  25 september  2020
21:40  25 september  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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L’incendie s’est déclaré dans un bâtiment en construction de Huawei. © Screenshot Twitter The fire started in a Huawei building under construction.

On Friday, September 25, a fire broke out in a Huawei building in China. A large cloud of smoke billowed from the building. The fire is now extinguished.

A major fire broke out this Friday (September 25th) in the south of China in a building under construction belonging to Chinese telecoms giant Huawei , local authorities said. The causes of the incident were not immediately known.

China: One of Huawei's buildings in Dongguan is reported to be on fire. The building, which is said to be a Huawei research laboratory, is confirmed to be a building still under construction, the Dongguan local government said. pic.twitter.com/egmhnhuDjN

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The fire was extinguished at 4:50 p.m. local time (8:50 a.m. GMT), City Hall said on a social network. Dongguan, an industrial city near Canton where Huawei has a research center in particular. No casualties have yet to be deplored, according to the authorities.

Images broadcast by public broadcaster CCTV showed a thick cloud of gray smoke rising from a building with a blue and white facade. Authorities in Dongguan said the building was not yet in use.

China: Huawei's research lab in Dongguan City is on fire. pic.twitter.com/wftMq0O4VD

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