By Tara Rippin • 21 February 2019 • 13:46
FIRE: Waste is believed to have fuelled the warehouse blaze.
CREDIT: @BombersDePalma Twitter
AN abandoned industrial warehouse was gutted by fire in Palma on Monday afternoon.
Palma fire fighters confirmed the blaze was fuelled by ‘an accumulation of waste’, and the local police has taken over the investigation.
According to fire sources, passengers of the Railway Service of Mallorca (SFM) reported the blaze at 2.20pm after passing through the Son Cladera metro station and witnessing a column of black smoke coming from the site between Son Rullan and Son Cladera.
A fire crew was despatched, using a hydrant, managed to contain the flames and make the area safe.
Three was nobody in the warehouse at the time, and no injuries were reported.
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