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    Massive Fire Breaks Out in Siemianowice Śląskie

    A massive fire at a waste site in Siemianowice Śląskie prompts alerts as smoke spreads, urging precautions.

    A massive fire erupted at a waste storage facility in Siemianowice Śląskie, Poland, triggering alerts from the Government’s Center for Security (RCB). The blaze, visible even from aircraft, has prompted warnings for residents to stay indoors and close windows due to potential chemical hazards.

    The fire, reported around 9 a.m., has engulfed approximately 5,000 square meters of the waste site on Wyzwolenia Street. Despite the efforts of 33 fire brigades, the situation remains uncontained, with billowing smoke visible from neighboring cities like Katowice, Sosnowiec, Chorzów, and Dąbrowa Górnicza.

    The RCB issued urgent advisories urging people to avoid the area and take precautions against potential chemical exposure. With the fire still raging, authorities are working to mitigate the environmental and health risks posed by the incident.

    The fire’s proximity to residential areas raises concerns about air quality and health hazards for nearby residents. Efforts are underway to monitor and assess the situation’s impact on the local population.

    As firefighters continue battling the blaze, the community remains on high alert. The incident underscores the challenges of managing waste disposal and highlights the importance of swift and coordinated emergency responses to such crises.

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