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Emergency services say big blaze raging at Shell chemical plant in Netherlands; nobody injured

Dutch emergency services say a major fire has broken out at a chemical plant operated by oil giant Shell near the port city of Rotterdam.

The Security Region Central and Western Brabant said in a tweet that nobody was missing or injured in the fire that broke out late Tuesday.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known. Local media report that people across a wide area reported hearing blasts and could see the flames soaring into the night sky.

Fire fighters are using foam to fight the flames.