German factory engulfed in thick smoke after huge blaze

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A column of thick, black smoke rose from the warehouses of poultry producer 'Wiesenhof' in the north-west German city of Lohne, Monday, as the result of a huge fire. The blaze started in a storage warehouse, triggering explosions of several gas tanks, and then spread to another building. Around 400 firefighters were deployed to battle the fire. The accident injured at least one firefighter and an employee of the company.