A giant pillar of smoke rose into the air as flames engulfed a PetroChina refinery and petrochemical plant in Lanzhou, Gansu province this morning.
The blaze broke out at 8:39 a.m. after being triggered by a leak at an air separation unit that handles up to 300,000 tons per year.
The city dispatched a total of 33 vehicles carrying 193 firefighters to the scene to battle the massive flames.
The fire is now under control, People’s Daily reports, and no casualties have ben reported.
An explosion that hit a factory in Kunshan, Jiangsu province over the weekend left over 70 people dead and hundreds more injured. Investigators said the blast was triggered by sparks that ignited metal dust at Zhongrong Metal Products Company, a Taiwanese-owned car wheel polishing plant.