Huge Fire Guts Plastics Warehouse Outside Milan

A fire destroyed a warehouse in an industrial area outside Milan on Wednesday, February 28, creating a thick cloud of smoke that filled the sky through the afternoon and evening.

Footage released by the Vigili del Fuoco shows the blaze.

The warehouse, run by a company called Arcadia, dealt with the transport and storage of plastic materials, according to local news reports.

Local authorities advised residents to avoid being outdoor as much as possible, and to keep doors and windows closed.

The fire was still burning on Thursday morning, after the roof of the building collapsed, and a neighboring pharmaceutical company was partially damaged, firefighters said. Credit: Vigili del Fuoco via Storyful

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