Volvo's main factory hit by 'violent' fire

2017-02-06 18:25

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Stockholm - A fire broke out Monday inside the world's largest Volvo factory in Gothenburg, authorities said, prompting an evacuation of the industrial premises.

"Emergency services have been alerted to the scene and the police are following to support emergency services in the event of fire, barriers," Gothenburg police said in a statement.

Described in local media as a "violent fire", released images showed smoke coming out of the Volvo factory's roof in Torslanda, a remote area in Gothenburg.

"Six fire stations and 40 firefighters are working to extinguish the fire," local relief services said in a statement.

"It is burning very hard here," Stellan Andersson, a Volvo fire technician told the Goteborgs-Posten daily.

No injuries have been reported.

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