Emergency services at the scene this Friday afternoon. / PHOTOS: SALVADOR SALAS / VIDEO: PEDRO J. QUERO

Explosions and toxic smoke complicate fire fighting at Malaga scrapyard blaze, which is now controlled

Firefighters have been at the scene for more than seven hours and the huge column of black smoke could be seen from towns along the Costa del Sol

ÁLVARO FRÍAS / JUAN CANO

Crews from Malaga's provincial fire brigade have managed to control a major fire at a scrapyard on the outskirts of the city this Friday afternoon, 13 May, after a seven-hour battle.

A huge column of dense, black smoke rising from the scene prompted a barrage of calls to the emergency services at around 2.30pm, and it could be seen from towns along the Costa del Sol, including Torremolinos.

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Explosions and toxic smoke complicated the firefight efforts, with more than a dozen crews involved, but the 112 Andalucía emergency services control centre reported that there were no reports of personal injuries at the incident at the scrapyard located in Camino Medioambiental in the Los Ruíces area.

As well as the fire brigade, Local and National Police officers and ambulance crews were also at the scene.

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