The company said on its official Weibo account that the fire started around 4 a.m. in the ethylene glycol plant area of Sinopec’s petrochemical complex in the city’s Jinshan district.
According to Shanghai’s fire department, rescue teams from Jinshan and Fengjiang districts and the city’s chemical industrial park have been dispatched to the scene. He said that the rescue operation is on.
Around 9 a.m. local time, the company said the fire had been brought under control.
In a video posted by Shanghai residents on social media and reviewed by CNN, at least one explosion occurred at a petrochemical plant as the fire broke out.
China has seen a flurry of industrial accidents in recent years that have killed a large number of people, raising concerns about public safety.