North Caralina Fertilizer plant fire

More than 6,000 people have been evacuated in the US state of North Carolina after a fertilizer plant caught fire .

There was a danger of a strong explosion, because there were over 300 tons of ammonium nitrate in the factory’s warehouses. In contact with the flames, it would have caused a devastating explosion.

Authorities decided to evacuate all residents within a radius of almost two kilometers.

Much of the factory building was reduced to ashes , but the fight against the flames paid off: in the end, the explosion was avoided.