BREAKING NEWS: Panic at Barcelona airport as huge blaze breaks out in warehouse near the end of the runway a day after terror attacks in the city

Friday, August 18, 2017
By Paul Martin

Blaze at building near El Prat Airport was tackled by three engines and helicopter
Large plumes of black smoke led to one of the airport’s three runways being shut
The fire took around an hour to extinguish and there are delays to some flights

18 August 2017

A huge fire broke out near Barcelona’s El Prat Airport this afternoon, leading to smoke billowing across the runway.

Witnesses took to social media to post photos of the warehouse inferno, with one showing black clouds visible from the airport terminal just after 5pm.

Three fire engines and one helicopter took an hour to extinguish the blaze, which took place in an industrial area called Zona Franca, according to local media.

Airport authorities tweeted to say one of the three runways had been shut down, causing delays to flights.
It is not known if there are any casualties from the fire, the cause of which is unknown.

It comes after two terror attacks in Barcelona and nearby Cambrills killed 14 people and injured 130.

The van attack on Las Ramblas led to security staff at El Prat calling off a strike, which was prompted by bosses refusing an eight per cent pay increase.

The Rest…HERE

Leave a Reply

Join the revolution in 2018. Revolution Radio is 100% volunteer ran. Any contributions are greatly appreciated. God bless!

Follow us on Twitter