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A petrochemical plant is always one spark away from catastrophe. This ferocious blaze at a pumping station in Zhangzhou in the Fujian province raged for hours, with firefighters struggling to get close enough to douse the flames. An explosion inside the oil storage facility caused the fire and it quickly spread to other parts of the factory, which makes paraxylene, a chemical used in production of polyester fibre and plastics. At least six people were injured. slideshow