Shaoxing Fire Department announced on Weibo that at 9:23 on May 31, Zhejiang Menovo Pharmaceutical company, located in Shangyu District, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province, caught fire. 

On the morning of May 31, many citizens shared the incident on Weibo. A Yuecheng District resident informed News QQ‘s reporters that he was driving down the road around 10 a.m. on May 3 when he heard the loud explosion. He added that he first thought it was an earthquake.

In many videos, thick smoke can be seen billowing up into the sky.

The reporter attempted to call Zhejiang Menovo Pharmaceutical company several times but couldn’t get through.

According to the Hangzhou Bay Comprehensive Management Office staff, the fire was extinguished on the morning of the same day.

Preliminary investigations reveal that organic solvents caused the fire. No one was trapped or injured when the factory caught fire.

The specific cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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