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Fire broke out in Umicore factory in Antwerp

On Wednesday morning a fire broke out in the Umicore metal production company in Hoboken (Antwerp). It was contained after several hours, according to Antwerp firefighters. The communal phase of the disaster plan was lifted and the evacuated residents were able to return to their homes. The damage was limited to this department alone, the rest of the company did not have to be evacuated and remained in service. No injuries were reported.