BRUSSELS --- 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 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.