FIREFIGHTERS extinguished a blaze at a plastic recycling plant yesterday evening (Sunday) which saw several people evacuated and roads closed.
Emergency services were called out to the fire in the Paraje de La Monlina in the Las Norias area at about 6.25pm.
Local Police warned locals at around 9pm not to leave their homes and to shut their doors and windows in order to keep smoke out.
Guardia Civil officers joined those from the Local Police and firefighters at the scene, with emergency services personnel receiving reinforcements at around midnight.
A total of 15 people were evacuated from the area and the A-1050 road nearby was closed. It has since reopened.
Andalucia’s 112 emergency services line confirmed the fire had been put out at around 9.15am today (Monday).
Gracia Fernandez, the Junta de Andalucia’s representative in Almeria, visited the scene last night to watch over fire fighting efforts.
The mayor of El Ejido Francisco Gongora and Manuel Gomez, the town council’s farming spokesperson, also went to the blaze.