A large fire broke out in an aluminium plant in the city of Dos Hermanas, about 12 km from the centre of Seville, in southwestern Spain.
Five firefighters were deployed to the plant and worked for hours to put out the fire.
According to local media, the fire started last Thursday shortly after 7:00 p.m. This is one of eight warehouses belonging to the aluminium company “Alueuropa SA.”
The fire produced thick, black smoke that kept the flammable materials in place and could be seen from a long distance. The building’s ceiling fell due to the fire, and tremendous explosions shook the city.
“The fire is currently under control,” stated Deputy Mayor Antonio Moran Sanchez, who arrived at the scene of the fire in the early hours of the morning. The exact reasons for the outbreak are unknown; however, there were no fatalities. The scene was severely damaged.”
On Saturday (June 4), cybersecurity expert @jdchristopher published a video on Twitter that revealed few specifics about where the incident occurred. However, Christopher did affirm that none of the workers in the video was injured.
“Catastrophic failure at an aluminium extrusion line. Looks like an overpressure event, and the oil itself (over a drop ceiling no less) open a portal to a demon dimension,” Christopher tweeted.
Christopher posted further photographs of the warehouse’s aftermath, which he described as “remarkably good, all things considered,” considering the fire’s magnitude.
The authorities provide no reasons. However, studies have shown that aluminium is flammable. When it blows up, water can be devastating — with academics even linking it to disasters like the Grenfell Tower fire in London in 2017 and the World Trade Center collapse in 2001.
The incident has been under investigation by the local police.