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Fire in Rotterdam port at metal factory - media
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A fire has broken out in the Rotterdam port, Europe's largest for the import of crude oil, and fire fighters were gaining control of the blaze, Dutch media reported on Thursday.
The fire started at a metal processor called Jewometaal in the Rotterdam Botlek area at the start of the evening and was threatening an adjacent warehouse, Dutch news agency ANP and local broadcaster RTV Rijnmond said, citing local authorities
Fire fighters were gaining control of the fire and at least three fire trucks were at the scene, RTV Rijnmond said, citing a spokeswoman for the region's security authority.
Dutch police and fire brigade authorities and the Rotterdam port were not immediately available to comment.
No one has been injured, ANP and RTV Rijnmond said.
Rotterdam is the largest European port for the import of crude oil, and the biggest port for iron ore supplies to the German blast furnaces in the Ruhr region.
(Reporting by Gilbert Kreijger; Editing by Walter Bagley)
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