Flames and thick smoke from fire at animal feed factory in Eindhoven

At Sonac, a factory for (animal) food and fertilizers on the Meerenakkerweg in Eindhoven, a fire broke out just after eight o’clock on Tuesday morning. There were huge flames and a lot of smoke from the roof.

The fire brigade was soon present with two fire trucks and a cherry picker. “The fire raged in the air extraction system of one of the silos,” says a spokesperson for the Security Region. “That caused a lot of smoke development. At the moment the fire has been extinguished and we expect to be able to quickly give the signal to control the fire.”

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According to someone who works across from Sonac, the police have cordoned off the area around the factory. “There is a strong chemical air, so we keep the windows closed.”

The spokesperson for the Security Region emphasizes that no harmful substances have been released. “But it is a pungent smell. It will last for a while during the extinguishing, but then it will probably disappear quickly.”

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