A large fire covering the largest petrochemical plant owned byChinese state oil PetroChina in Dalian City, Liaoning Provincethis morning. This is the second serious fire at the plant 2 in justover a month.
The fire has flared up in the factory of Dalian PetrochemicalCompany of PetroChina as an oil tank caught fire at around 10am local time, Xinhua news agency said.
The photos posted on the website for local news shows thickblack smoke rising from the refinery. Xinhua quoted local residents say the smoke characteristics hang around in the airand blocked traffic while the fire trucks to the scene quickly.