A cigarette factory in the Yangpu District burst into flames just about an hour ago, according to Xinmin and numerous threads on KDS. Pictures show that a huge amount of smoke is currently billowing though Lujiazui. The factory is called the Shanghai Cigarette Factory (上海卷烟厂).
Formerly the British and American Tobacco Company, Shanghai Cigarette Factory first opened in 1925. It is responsible for producing brands such as Shanghais, Zhongnanhais, and Double Happiness. The plant is located on 733 Changyang Road.
So far, it seems like nobody has been hurt. We’ll give you updates as we get them.