Huge fire breakout at Huawei facility in China

Clay Curtis
September 27, 2020

THREE people have been found dead after a huge fire broke out at an unfinished research facility belonging to tech giant Huawei in the southern Chinese city of Dongguan, local authorities said.

Ltd. in Dongguan, southern China's Guangdong province, local authorities said Friday.

The fire is now being extinguished and there are now no casualties, public broadcaster CCTV said on its official Weibo account.

Huawei has claimed that the building was a "steel structure, and has not yet been put to use" yet.

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However, we were also unable to find Huawei buildings identical to the one shown in the videos to pin down exactly which Huawei labs actually caught fire.

The lab mainly conducts research into materials as well as testing for 4G and 5G antennas related to Huawei's base station business, a source familiar with the matter said.

The video, which was shot from a high-rise building near the facility, showed large plumes of smoke coming out of the building. Further, reports say that the cause of the fire might be due to the sound-absorbing flammable materials like Cotton present inside the building. The company has another sprawling European-themed campus close by, which has offices for 25,000 employees.

It is part of a larger Huawei manufacturing complex, the report said.

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