[WATCH] No one injured as fire breaks out at WasteServ plant in Marsa

No one was injured during a large scale fire which broke out at the Wasteserv plant in Marsa • Civil Protection Department issued warning to residents in the area, telling them to keep windows closed as the fumes were considered toxic 

Several fire engines were deployed to the area, shortly after the fire started at 7:30am
Several fire engines were deployed to the area, shortly after the fire started at 7:30am
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Posted by MaltaToday on Tuesday, October 27, 2020

No one was injured during a large scale fire which broke out at the Wasteserv plant in Marsa on Tuesday morning. 

The fire which started at 7:30am was brought under control by firefighters after around two hours. 

Posting to social media, Wasteserv said that the fire had started at a yard where autoclave material was stored. 

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Posted by WasteServ on Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Wasteserv said that all workers at the plant were accounted for and no injuries have so far been reported.

A medical team was also on-site, as well as police who cordoned off the area. Wasteserv has an incinerator plant that burns animal waste.

Thick smoke was visible from various areas around Malta
Thick smoke was visible from various areas around Malta

Statement from the Civil Protection Department

In a statement, the CPD warned residents of Paola, Fgura, Tarxien and St. Lucia to keep the windows of their residences closed for the time being until the fire was controlled. CPD warned that the fumes were considered toxic.

"Civil Protection Department workers are working to put out the fire as well as evacuating residents from homes near the area, The public is asked to cooperate in this work," they said.

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