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Major fire breaks out at Gazelle facility in Holland

A major fire started at Gazelle’s Dieren facility in Holland at around 2.15pm on Wednesday.

It was reported to be ‘under control’ by 3pm, but the fire department remains on site with four tankers and two aerial platforms.

A fire department spokesman told NU.nl that the fire raged on the roof of a factory shed where tyres and rims are stored. He confirmed the area is fitted with a sprinkler system but is unaware whether it was activated. Details are scarce as to the extent of the damage, or whether or not the fire has spread inside.

“We’re going in later, but we’re concentrating on the roof for now,” the spokesman said earlier today.

A Gazelle spokesperson confirmed the fire started on the roof of the building, while the exact cause is unknown. There are solar panels on the roof, but the spokesperson insisted it is too early to say whether that could be related to the incident.

The factory currently employees around 450 people.

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