Samsung Display plant catches fire – luckily there were no casualties

- Adrian Ungureanu

It seems that Samsung is still followed by the curse of the fire as a new incident involving a Samsung factory was reported by the South Korea media.

A fire broke out at Samsung Display’s plant located in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province, on May 9 morning but there were no casualties, according to local news reports.

At around 9:20 a.m., a fire broke out at a cooling tower, which is located at the top of the three-story building providing power and chemicals to assembly lines.

The fire authority in Chungcheong Province said the fire was extinguished around 10:15 a.m. and there are no casualties reported so far.

The display company did not immediately issue a statement about what caused the fire.

Samsung had problems with fires this year already. At the beginning of the year there was a fire at a battery factory in China. Fortunately there were no casualties back then either. In March, just a day before the unveiling of the new Galaxy S8 series, a new fire incident was reported at a Samsung’s store in Singapore. Again, nobody got hurt.