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Fire on board container ship off coast of Canada is under control

Several containers laden with chemicals caught fire on board a container ship off the west coast of Canada. The crew is safe, while the waters surrounding the ship have been declared off limits due to hazardous smoke.

Photo: Canadian Coast Guard/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

A container ship operated by Israeli carrier Zim burst into flames off the west coast of Canada on Saturday.

The fire broke out in a couple of containers laden with inflammable chemicals that had been damaged in a storm, according to the Canadian coast guard. A status update on Sunday showed that six containers were on fire.

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