September 16, 2020

A large fire with some strong explosions broke out just before midnight in the port of Ancona.

The flames and smoke were visible from much of the city.

A dense column of smoke rose from the fire that is still in the air.  

The fire developed in one of the warehouses of the former Tubimar, where various activities took place. The fire, also fueled by the wind, also spread to the Ancona goods warehouse. The flames would have destroyed some trucks and affected warehouse structures, where solvents, paints and other potentially toxic materials could be found. 

In the area there is a company that produces liquid nitrogen, a power plant, a methane plant. The fire was limited, but the extinguishing operations are still in progress. Also on site were civil protection vehicles from the Marche region and the municipality of Ancona.