Smoke rings were released during a ‘fireball’ explosion at a fibreglass factory in China!
Although the fire was extinguished on Tuesday, the local population is still on alert due to the toxic smoke that spread over the area. No casualties have been reported.
No! You are not looking at a volcanic smoke ring created by an eruption of Mt. Etna in Italy. This eye-catching ‘ring of fire’ was released during a fibreglass factory fire and explosion.
The fire and catastrophal explosion occurred near Henshui, Hebei province. Locals were asked to stay inside due to the toxic smoke.
These rings are made up of particularly flammable unsaturated resins. They were contained in big round buckets in the factory. After ignition, locals witnessed an explosion, a fireball that rose a dozen metres (40ft) in the air, which formed this huge ring of smoke in the sky.
In total, more than 200 square metres of buildings went up in flames. The source of the explosion and the subsequent fire is still unknown. Loud booms have been heard! (Of course!)
Natural volcanic smoke rings are less toxic!