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SEMI-TRAILER CATCHES FIRE AT NIKLOR LOADING DOCKS - BAKERSFIELD.COM, gs/breaking_news/x2098053203/Semi-trailer-catches-fire-at-Niklor-loading-d ocks

Firefighters responding to a reported explosion at Niklor Chemical Co. in Mojave Saturday afternoon found a semi-trailer on fire at the loading docks.

The fire was extinguished and a Hazmat crew determined there were several ruptured cylinders in the trailer, but no chemicals were released, Kern County Fire Capt. Bill Brickey said. It's unclear what caused the fire, and Niklor representatives said only empty cylinders and trash receptacles were in the trailer, Brickey said.

There were no injuries, and Niklor was closed at the time, Brickey said. Highway 14 was closed for a short while until it was clear no chemicals had been released.


FIRE IN CHEMICAL FACTORY IN ALWAR DISTRICT OF RAJASTHAN - INDIA - DNA, ire-in-chemical-factory-in-alwar-district-of-rajasthan_1516099< /div>

A fire broke out in a chemical factory on Saturday in Alwar's industrial area causing loss of property, police said.

Two LPG cylinders exploded due to the fire which created panic in the area, however, no casualty was reported.

Several machines and equipments got gutted but the fire was brought under control before it could reach the drums of chlorine that were in the factory.


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