According to the local governor, there are no casualties.
According to CNN Türk, the factory had about 150 to 200 people inside. According to the channel, gas from the fire is spreading in the area, which can pose a danger to human health. No non-rescue authorities are currently allowed into the area.
According to Turkish news agency Anadolu Ajans, the explosion was so powerful that it could be heard up to 50 kilometers away.
According to the HaberTürk news site, there have also been explosions at the plant in 2009, 2011 and 2014.