Officials have revealed that 15 persons have been injured in a fire at a chemical factory near the Spanish capital, Madrid, three of them seriously.
Several explosions were reported in the factory in Arganda del Rey, 27km (16 miles) from Madrid, the regional emergency service said on Twitter.
The cause of the fire is still unclear. Fire fighters have been sent to the area.
The area has been evacuated. A thick plume of smoke can be seen from afar.