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11 Dec 2019 | 11:33 AM UTC

Spain: Chemical plant fire prompts evacuation near Barcelona December 11

Fire at chemical plant near Barcelona prompts evacuation December 11; no injuries reported

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Event

Authorities evacuated the area around a chemical plant in Montornès del Vallès (Catalonia) on Wednesday morning (local time), December 11, after the facility caught fire. Firefighters have been deployed to the site to combat the blaze. Police have advised people in the area to stay indoors and evacuated everyone within a 0.5 km radius of the plant. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

A heightened security presence and lingering traffic and business disruptions are to be expected around the site of the blaze as the emergency response continues.

Advice

Individuals in the Montornès del Vallès area are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the vicinity of the fire, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.