Budapest (MTI) – A container holding hazardous material caught fire in Balatonfűzfő, on the northeastern coast of Lake Balaton, on Friday afternoon, a spokesman for the Veszprém County Disaster Management Directorate told MTI.
Ákos Helt said the fire, which has been extinguished, covered an area of about 70sqm on the premises of a local company. More than 20 firefighters were needed to put out the fire.
A disaster management mobile lab has run tests to see if any hazardous material had been discharged into the air, but there was no need for any public protection measures to be taken, he added.
One person had to be taken to hospital for evaluation, the disaster management directorate said on its website.
The Veszprém County police department said on its website that the fire had been caused by an explosion, the cause of which it said was still unknown.