Petrochemical fire spews thick black smoke in southern Spain

A fire at a petrochemical plant in southern Spain has sent a massive plume of black smoke across an area close to Gibraltar

The blaze broke out Tuesday at an industrial zone near Algeciras.

Authorities have evacuated nearby homes and closed roads around the plant, which is located about 650 kilometers (400 miles) south of Madrid.

The Gibraltar government said in a tweet that it does not know the chemical composition of the smoke and is recommending that that people stay indoors with their windows closed as a precaution.