A large fire today in a scrapyard sent a column of smoke into the air that was widely visible throughout south Tenerife. The blaze broke out around midday in Desguaces Tenerife in Calle Malpaso just south of Buzanada. Tens of cars were on fire, and Consorcio and volunteer fire brigades, together with National and Local Police were all involved in the incident and dealing with the general disruption in the area. The fire brigade consorcio has announced the fire was extinguished finally just after 4pm with around 50 vehicles incinerated. Thankfully no-one was injured, and no worse than material damage.