ALARM: Palma firefighters avert potential disaster after petrol station fire

ALARM: Palma firefighters quickly controlled the blaze. Credit @bombersdepalma

THE rapid action of Palma firefighters averted a potential disaster when a van caught fire on a petrol station forecourt.

The alarm was raised at 8.30 am on Tuesday when a fruit van at the Shell station on Camí de Muntanya, in the Marratxí industrial estate burst into flames.

Although the area is covered by the Mallorca brigade it was Palma firemen who were closer, and they were called in due to the urgency of the situation, with the danger of fire spreading to the petrol station itself causing concern.

Inca firefighters were also called in as backup in case the situation became more serious. However, the Palma brigade rapidly extinguished the engine blaze, and left the scene by 9.15am.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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