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Fire engulfs huge cashmere factory building in Mongolia
Central Asia | incidents | 15:38, 15 June 2017 | 5216
Image: ©Mongolia.gogo

AKIPRESS.COM - Fire engulfed Gobi Corporation's cashmere factory in Ulaanbaator on June 14, Mongolia media report.

City Emergency Department received the first call at 8.46 p.m on June 14 and 140 firefighters arrived at the scene, Gogo reported.

After 14 hours, nearly 250 firefighters finally stopped the spread of fire and fully extinguished the scene. The fire covered a total of 30,000 square meter areas. Due to the fact that the factory roof was made of wood, glass wood, and tar paper, the fire spread so rapidly and 80 percent of the roof was caught on fire. Luckily, the fire has not spread to other parts, especially inside the factory and nobody was injured.

Gobi Corporation has 9 factories that process and manufacture raw fibers into final products. It is one of the only five vertically integrated cashmere manufacturers in the entire world. Raw fibers such as cashmere, camel wool and yak down go through 14 different manufacturing stages in all 9 factories.

The fire occurred at the time when repair work of the roof was being done.

Police launched investigation of the cause of the fire and the result will come within 14 days.

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