A fire burned down one of the warehouses of the Mercamadrid food distribution platform, causing a large column of black smoke visible from all over the capital. Several fire units are working in the area, cordoned off by security forces.
The Madrid Emergency services have communicated on their Twitter account that it is a fruit ship and that the fire is “very developed” but there are no injuries. Firefighters try to control the spread to adjacent ships.
Mercamadrid has reported that it is warehouse A of the central fruit and vegetable market. “Thanks to all the professionals who are collaborating to achieve its prompt extinction,” added the platform on Twitter.