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Wood pellet plant catches fire

Nature Flame's wood pellet manufacturing plant in New Zealand caught fire on 3 September after two sawdust hoppers exploded.

Around a dozen fire crews responded to the fire, which was contained by around 11pm. No-one was in the building when the incident happened and there are no reports of injuries.

State-owned Solid Energy owns Nature's Flame although it has been operating as an independent company since last year. Solid Energy, according to reports, has been trying to sell the business since May.