At least ‘five seriously injured’ in huge fire inside industrial warehouse

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At least five people have been severely injured after a fire broke out this evening.

Several people were forced to climb onto the roof to escape the building in Badalona, Spain.

Local news said 23 fire engines have rushed to the scene in a bid to tackle the flames.

A mobile health area has been set up at the scene where 17 people have been treated so far.

Reports also suggest there are people trapped inside the building, and some have jumped off.

Around 200 to 300 people live in the building, according to TV3.

Videos and images shared on social media show the huge blaze with thick billowing smoke.

The inhabitants are thought to be migrants, according to a Twitter source.

The fire is thought to have started after because people had burned things to keep themselves warm.

An investigation will be carried out to understand ""if the fire was accidental or provoked."

The fire took place in a ground floor and three-storey building at the junction of Carrer Guifré and Carrer Tortosa, reports CCMA.

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It is believed to have started at 9pm this evening and is still ongoing.

Guillem Sanchez tweeted: "The fire chief reports that until they can put out flames they will not be able to know the seriousness of the case.

"Councilor Samper says it has been a devastating fire and there is a risk of building collapse."

He also said: "Many of the trapped people have come down this ladder. Neighbors explain that tb there has been an explosion."

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