Samsung's South Korea chip factory catches fire

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On Samsung's Korean Hwaseong chip factory south of Seoul a fire raged for a short time. The fire brigade managed to control the fire quickly. No casualties have been reported, the fire would not affect chip production according to Samsung.

HWASEONG, South Korea, March 9 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday a fire at its semiconductor plant in South Korea will not affect its chip production. A fire broke out at Samsung's chip plant in Hwaseong, south of Seoul, late Sunday night and was completely extinguished early Monday morning, according to fire authorities.

No casualties have been reported so far. The fire apparently broke out at a wastewater treatment deodorizer facility at the plant, according to a Samsung official, but didn't damage its production lines.

The company said it will fully cooperate with fire authorities to examine the exact cause of the accident.

Samsung's South Korea chip factory catches fire

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