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The fire produced thick black smoke.

The fire produced thick black smoke. / Salvador Salas

Smoke visible for miles around as fire rages through unit on the Guadalhorce industrial estate

  • The owners of a dog kennel on the adjoining plot have been closely observing the fire which so far has not resulted in any injuries

A fire on the Guadalhorce industrial estate on the outskirts of Malaga city raged through a unit on Tuesday afternoon, sending up a large column of smoke, visible from several kilometres away.

The 112 emergency hotline received various calls at around 3.20pm, when several people from across the city reported seeing "dense, black" smoke quickly rising from the area.

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The plot from which the fire originated is an industrial unit where various materials were stored, from broken-down trucks to mattresses and scrap metal. Several witnesses and workers in the area told SUR that it was common to see a lot of movement in and out of the warehouse.

National and Local Police cordoned off the area as workers and owners of the nearby buildings tried to check for damage to other properties while the flames were being tackled. Paramedics were quickly at the scene but so far no one has been reported injured.

There is a dog kennel on the plot of land next to the burnt-out plot and the owners have been following the fire closely to avoid any risk to the animals.

Infoca, the agency specialising in forest fires, was notified because of the flames' proximity to Malaga Airport and an area of cane fields.