Major Fire At Recycling Plant Covers Malta With Toxic Black Cloud

Residents urged to keep their windows closed

A massive plume of dark smoke enveloped the northern part of Malta this morning after a major fire broke out at Wasteserv's plastic sorting unit at Magħtab.

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The toxic smoke, which can be seen from all over the island, even in the south of Malta, seems to be the result of a large amount of burnt plastic.

Fire engines are on site, but nobody was hurt, according to the police. The fire started at 6am and an investigation is underway.

The Civil Protection Department issued a warning on Facebook urging residents to keep their windows closed and for commuters to avoid driving their vehicles close to the site.

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Chris Peregin