by Benson Agoha | International
Some 10,000 residents have to be evacuated Saturday, following a fire on a huge Tyre dump in Seseña, near the Spanish city of Madrid, according to the El Mundo.
Residents were being evacuated due to the toxic smoke from the fire on site covering about 10 hectares of rubber burning.
People have had to leave their homes as the fire rages, leaving a trail of black smoke that may be making its way up hill towards the North Pole. The dump is thought to be Europe's largest tyre dump.
Fire fighters struggled to bring the fire under control and it burned through the night. Authorities believe that the fire was intentionally set.
|* Diagram shows areas of the human body at risk from the|
black smoke if inhaled. (Credit: El Mundo)
The fire which started Friday, burned through the night and got Twitter really busy with several videos of the raging inferno posted on the micro-blogging site.
Areas of the human body at risk of attack include the eyes, lungs, heart, intestines. It's has had health authorities issuing health warnings.