Firefighters control the fire in a chemical factory in Barcelona

Firefighters control the fire in a chemical factory in Barcelona

The residents of La Llagosta, Mollet del Vallès and La Florida can now return to their homes

The Generalitat Bombers have reported that they have managed to control the fire that had originated in a company in La Llagosta ( Barcelona ) dedicated to the manufacture of chemical products. The flames had been born after midnight on Wednesday, forcing the residents of nearby towns to be alerted .

The fire has burned about 100 tons of azodicarbonamide and 33 Fire Department crews have worked to extinguish the fire —among which are the Chemical Risk Fugón and members of the Technological Risk Group (GRIT)—.

The fire is settled without injuries among the workers

According to a statement from Civil Protection on Wednesday, none of the ten workers who remained in the factory when the fire broke out has been injured.

The Government has activated the external emergency plan for the chemical sector (Plaseqcat) and, during the early hours, the residents of La Llagosta, the southern part of Mollet del Vallès and the center of La Florida (Barcelona) have been recommended not to leave their houses and keep the windows closed .

Also, during the night the circulation of the trains of the R2 line has been cut due to the proximity of the tracks to the point of the fire, which already works normally.

The fire affected the entire ship

The fire extinction works have prioritized reducing the intensity of the fire and protecting a booth that contained a chemical product , as well as an area of ​​flammable deposits close to the fire.

Initially, the fire was “fully developed and completely affected the ship’s facilities”, and water trucks and auto-ladders were used to extinguish it.

The affected factory was located on Girona street in La Llagosta, and to extinguish the fire the operation has been organized in three sectors: Barcelona street, Girona street and the train tracks.

Members of the Mossos d’Esquadra, the local police and the Sistema d’Emergències Mèdiques (SEM) have also traveled to the site.

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