This River In China Just Burst Into Flames

Smoke on the water.

1. Locals reportedly claim the river in the city of Wenzhou in eastern China has been heavily polluted for years.

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2. Apparently the recent fire was caused when a passerby threw a cigarette into the water.

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3. The flames destroyed several cars parked nearby.

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4. A local woman was quoted as claiming the smell from the river had been unbearable for years, with factories further upstream being blamed for dumping chemicals in the water.

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However, there does not appear to have been any official comment or statement from the local fire service indicating the true cause of the fire.

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Richard James is the UK news editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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