By Isha Sesay • 09 November 2019 • 11:30
FIRE: A fire engulfed a paper recycling plant on an industrial estate in Marratxi. CREDIT: Miquel A. Cañellas.
A MAJOR emergency operation was mounted on Thursday, November 7 after a large fire engulfed a paper recycling plant on an industrial estate in Marratxi.
The emergency centre was inundated will calls from 11.30am when the fire broke out, which spread thick black smoke into the air which was visible from Palma.
Over 30 firefighters from the Fire Brigade rushed to the scene and the Guardia Civil cordoned off the area due to the warehouse’s close proximity to a petrol station.
Other fire stations were placed on standby while firefighters battled the blaze for two hours until the fire was eventually declared under control shortly after 1.30pm.
The emergency service reported that there were no casualties and a full investigation has been opened to find out the cause behind the fire.
A fire broke out at the same warehouse 18 years ago when it was managed by a different company.
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