Four workers injured in tire factory fire

Focus Taiwan
Date: 09/26/2020
By: Wu Che-hao, Tsai Peng-min and Kay Liu

Photo courtesy of the Changhua County Fire Bureau

Taipei, Sept. 26 (CNA) Four workers of Cheng Hsin Rubber Industry Co., Taiwan's largest tire maker, suffered minor injuries in a fire at the company's factory in Changhua County on Saturday, the company said in a statement.

A fire broke out at 11:52 a.m. in the rubber processing department of Cheng Hsin's factory in Changhua's Xizhou Township, and four workers injured were sent to hospitals to be treated for smoke inhalation, the company said.

According to the local fire department, the fire took place in a 200-square-meter area on the third and fourth floors in one of the buildings in the factory, where large numbers of rubber items were stored.

The rubber items contributed to the heavy smoke at the scene after the fire broke out.

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