The fire started in a 6,000-square-meter depot full of nickel sulphate on Saturday morning. Authorities have put emergency measures in place, meaning boats and buildings within a 1.8km radius have been evacuated.
Water and road traffic near the port has been restricted.
Residents in Ekeren, Stabroek and Kapellen could be affected by the smoke. They have been advised to keep their windows closed. Motorists travelling through the region have been advised to turn their ventilation system off.
The fire is not yet under control.
The Brussels Times
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