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Large plume of black smoke visible as fire tears through wasteland near Malaga Airport

The area of land affected is occupied by numerous caravans and other vehicles.
The area of land affected is occupied by numerous caravans and other vehicles. / Migue Fernández
  • The alarm was raised at 3.15pm on Tuesday with one caller saying the fire originated from a caravan

A large plume of black smoke, visible from across the city of Malaga, is the result of a fire that started on Tuesday afternoon in an area of wasteland occupied by caravans and other vehicles on the Guadalhorce industrial estate, according to SUR sources.

The alarm was first raised at around 3.15 pm when several people reported a fire on Carretera Azucarera Intelhorce to the 112 emergency hotline. One caller claimed that the fire had originated in a caravan and was spreading.

The industrial estate is next to the city's airport.

The industrial estate is next to the city's airport. / SUR

The Local and National Police were immediately alerted, as well as ambulance staff and the fire brigade who are working to extinguish the flames.

Malaga Airport has also been placed on alert with the smoke affecting a number of flights operating at this time.