Man detained for storing ethanol at home
A man has been detained for storing 8 tons of ethanol at his home, fire authorities said on Wednesday.
The fire brigade of Huinan Town in the Pudong New Area raided the man’s home in Yingxiong Village on Monday after tipoffs and seized ethanol stored in a large number of plastic bottles.
The man was found to have purchased the ethanol from out of town and intended to sell it to health-conscious people during the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic.
Ethanol can be used as a disinfectant.
Fire authorities say dangerous chemicals such as ethanol are required to be stored in professional facilities for safety reasons.