Toxic cloud over Antwerp port prompts evacuation as firefighters tackle chemicals on fire

Toxic smoke from a massive smoldering fire has triggered an evacuation in the Port of Antwerp. Firefighters are still battling the blaze, which produces “poisonous substances,” according to officials.

Some 5,000 tons of nickel sulfide caught fire in a warehouse of one of Europe’s largest seaports, the Port of Antwerp, on Saturday afternoon.

All vessels and business within 6,000 feet from the fire have been evacuated, RTL broadcaster reported.Local authorities have urged people who live nearby to keep their windows closed due to danger from the smoke​​​.

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