Huge blaze breaks out in the port of Ancona

A huge blaze broke out overnight at the port of Ancona, ANSA reported. The fire caused several explosions and a tall column of smoke. Firefighters have brought the fire under control but they expect to keep working throughout Wednesday too extinguish it completely.

There are no reports of deaths or injuries. Officials are trying to establish the cause.

The local authorities decided to close schools, universities, parks and open-air sports facilities. People have also been advised to keep their windows closed and avoid any unnecessary trips.

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