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    Blaze Hits F-35 Component Production Site in Luxembourg - Photo

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    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - A blaze has hit a facility in Luxembourg that belongs to a manufacturer of composite materials for F-35 fighter jets, the microstate’s fire service said on Tuesday.

    According to the fire service, the incident occurred at a production site of company Euro-Composites in Echternach.

    "The fire is under control. Efforts to extinguish the blaze are still ongoing," the service said, adding that the fire occurred near a warehouse.

    ​The staff of the enterprise has been evacuated, with about 100 firefighters battling the inferno.

    According to the RTL media outlet, local residents heard a blast in the area, reporting about clouds of smoke engulfing the site.

    Euro-Composites is the main manufacturer of Kevlar honeycomb core material for F-35, the company’s website said.

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