18 Killed in China Plant Fire

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plant fire protectionA large carrot packaging plant fire in China has killed 18 people.  Thirteen additional people were injured.

The fire broke out at Longyuan Food Co in the Shandong provice.  In two hours, firefighters had the fire contained.  There were 140 people working inside the plant at the time of the fire, 105 people have been confirmed safe, and four are missing.

Company managers are in custody and being questioned by police.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.