The sirens sound when the Plaseqta is activated due to the Fire in a sulfur ship in Constantí
At 2:15 p.m., a fire broke out at the Afepasa company (Azufrera y Fertilizadores Pallarès). The warehouse is located on Calle Europa in the industrial estate, in Constantino.
The Center for Operational Coordination of Catalonia (Cecat) has activated the Plaseqta first in the alert phase and at around four in the afternoon in the emergency phase. That is why the sirens of the industrial estate have sounded, one hour and 45 minutes after the fire started.
The two sirens have sounded in the aforementioned industrial estate and the confinement only affects this area, not the urban center of Constantí.
People who have heard the sirens have to confine themselves to the nearest building. They have to close doors and windows and wait for new directions.
According to some information, a deflagration could have been produced from static electricity. This has caused a fire in a large ship, where there is stored sulfur.
A column of black and white smoke is affecting the ships around it, while Europa Street has been cut off to traffic by the Mossos d'Esquadra and the Constantí Local Police. Shortly after, Alemanya street was also cut off.
Thirteen fire departments from the Tarragona, Reus, Montblanc and Cambrils parks, in addition to the Regió d'Emergències, are taking part in the extinction.
Civil Protection has recommended the confinement of workers from nearby companies.