Fire at the paper recycling plant in Marratxi. | miquel a. cañellas

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A major emergency operation was mounted yesterday morning after a paper recycling plant on the industrial estate in Marratxi went up in flames. The emergency centre was inundated will calls at 11.30 when the fire broke out spewing a giant thick black column of smoke into the air which was visible from Palma.

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Over 30 firefighters from the Majorcan 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 at 1.30pm. A full investigation has been opened into the cause of the fire.

palma incendio en poligoin de marratxi foto miquel a cañellas

A previous fire broke out 18 years ago, when the warehouse was under the management of another company.

palma incendio en poligoin de marratxi foto miquel a cañellas

The emergency service reported that there were no casualties.