El Ejido fire continues out of control

The fire at the waste recycling plant at El Ejido continues, and firemen say that the fire is expected to burn until tomorrow evening.

The fire started two days ago when a huge mountain of waste caught fire, and firemen have been unable to put it out so far. A helicopter and two fire teams have been damping down the area around the fire.

Firemen explained that due to the immense heat inside the mountain of waste, even if they extinguished the flames it would self ignite, and they are concentrating their efforts on ensure flames do not spread while it burns itself out.

It’s estimated that about 10,000 meters of rubbish is burning away, mainly recycling and garden waste.

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