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Czech Republic: Fire damage at galvanization unit pegged at $10 million

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A fire at Kozak Svitavy s.r.o.'s galvanization facility in Lanskroun, Czech Republic, has caused an estimated 200 million Czech korunas ($10 million) in damage, Lanskroun Mayor Stanislava Svarcova said.

Pressure vessels containing carbon dioxide exploded in the flames, Prague Daily Monitor reported.

The unit contained vessels with sulfur and hydrochloric acids, among other chemicals.

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