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Video shows huge size of fire at tyre dump in Spain

A huge fire at a tyre dump in Spain has sent a "toxic cloud" of black smoke into the air, and residents have been told to keep windows and doors shut.

Emergency services were called to the town of Sesena, 35 km (22 miles) south of Madrid, at 01:00 local time (23:00 GMT on Thursday).

They sent 10 teams of fire-fighters, who have battled the blaze all day.

  • 13 May 2016
  • From the section Europe
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