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Fire breaks out at Samsung chip plant, production unaffected

Hwaseong, March 9 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Co. said on Monday a fire at its semiconductor plant in South Korea will not affect its chip production.

A fire broke out at Samsung’s chip plant in Hwaseong, south of Seoul, late Sunday night and was completely extinguished early Monday morning, according to fire authorities.

No casualties have been reported so far, Yonhap news agency reported.

The fire apparently broke out at a wastewater treatment deodorizer facility at the plant, according to a Samsung official, but didn’t damage its production lines.

The company said it will fully cooperate with fire authorities to examine the exact cause of the accident.

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at a Samsung Electronics Co.’s semiconductor plant in Hwaseong, south of Seoul, on March 9, 2020.

The fire, which broke out at around 11:18 p.m. the previous day, was brought under control around 12:06 a.m., with no one hurt in the incident.

–IANS

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