SOS Alarm went out with an alarm at 3 pm on the day.

The smoke is visible from large parts of Halmstad, and the rescue service is on site.

- We are on site with five units now, and it is currently limited to garbage that burns outdoors, says Peter Stened at the rescue service Halmstad, at 15.30.

It is currently judged to be a relatively low risk of spread, and the police are currently not involved in the case.

Halmstad Energi och Miljö AB, which operates the plant, explains that many tons of mixed rubbish in piles are burning.

The assessment is currently that the fire will be limited to the area of ​​the CHP plant.

- Garbage contains space, and smoke that contains plastic is not completely harmless, says Julia Persson, communicator at Halmstad Energi och Miljö.

Thick black smoke

No adjacent properties are currently threatened by the fire.

Thick black smoke rises to the sky in Halmstad on Tuesday.

The nearby Vallås area is mainly affected by the development of smoke.

At 4 pm on Tuesday, SVT's reporter Daniel Strömbäck reports on the spot about the garbage fire:

- I see several mattresses, plywood, garbage bags, everything, he says.

It is currently unclear what caused the fire.

Halmstad Energi och Miljö states that they will investigate the matter.

First, the extinguishing work must be completed, but:

- It will take a couple of days before this is completely fixed, says Julia Persson.

At around 5 pm, parts of Laholm's rescue service were on their way to Halmstad to reinforce the firefighting work.

The text is updated.