Fire at chemical plant in southern Spain causes huge cloud of smoke

Published June 26, 2019, 10:31 AM

by Gabriela Baron & Minka Klaudia Tiangco

By Reuters

SAN ROQUE, SPAIN – A giant cloud of smoke rose over the town of San Roque near Gibraltar in southern Spain on Tuesday following a fire at a chemical factory in a nearby industrial estate.

A cloud of smoke is seen during a fire in a chemical factory in San Roque, near Algeciras, Spain June 25, 2019. (REUTERS/Jon Nazca/MANILA BULLETIN)
A cloud of smoke is seen during a fire in a chemical factory in San Roque, near Algeciras, Spain June 25, 2019. (REUTERS/Jon Nazca/MANILA BULLETIN)

Emergency services said the fire was under control by Tuesday afternoon.

The Guadarranque industrial estate where the factory is located was evacuated and one person received treatment for smoke inhalation.

Residents were advised to close windows and doors to keep smoke out, but were not asked to leave.

 
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