Large fire at PIRS Arico causes motorway tailbacks before being brought under control

photo: Tenerife Cabildo.

Update 8 September: The Cabildo says that the fire was extinguished fully last evening. It had broken out in the small electrical appliances warehouse, seen in the photo above, located in the PIRS landfill site near Arico, and the first of its kind in the Canaries. All staff were evacuated as soon as the firebroke out, as part of the Security Plan, and so no-one was injured, nor any other buildings affected, and the PIRS refuse processes are uninterrupted.


Update 6.30pm: The Cabildo has said that the fire is now under control, and bomberos continue to work at the site to extinguish the blaze.

Update 5.20pm: Canarian president Carlos Alonso has said that the fire was caused by an electrical apparatus which was at PIRS for recycling. There have been no injuries, and bomberos are still working to put out the blaze.

Original post 7 September, 4pm: A large fire broke out this afternoon, and as of 4pm is still burning, in a warehouse in the PIRS landfill site alongside the TF1 in Arico. A great deal of smoke is being generated, and spreading over the motorway, so police and emergency services are calling on the public to exercise extreme care if driving in the area.


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