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China warehouse fire under control, government says

By the CNN Wire Staff

Beijing, China (CNN) -- Firefighters said Tuesday they had brought under control a blaze that raged for six hours at a chemical warehouse in the southwest outskirts of Beijing, China's capital, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

No casualties were reported.

Nearly 60 units answered the blaze, which was reported at 6:56 a.m. (6:56 p.m. ET Monday) and destroyed 53,820 square feet (5,000 square meters) in the warehouse, Xinhua said. The fire incinerated stocks of polyethylene and acetone.

The facility is owned by Beijing Yanfang Huaxing Warehouse Logistics Co. Ltd., the government news agency said.

A witness told Xinhua she heard an explosion before the fire. The blast shattered the windows at her house, she said.