Authorities evacuated a 200-meter radius of a burning chemical plant in a three-hour fire Wednesday afternoon in northwest Spain.
One worker suffered burns to 80% of their body in the blaze, local media reports. The fire erupted about 3 p.m. in an industrial park south of Leon.
More than 45 emergency personnel, including the Leon Fire Department and local Civil Protection agents, responded to the scene. Despite their intervention, the roof of the industrial building collapsed, destroying most of the machinery inside.
After the fire, firefighters stripped their bunker gear to be properly decontaminated.
The plant, known as Ducel by local residents, is located in the Parque Piel industrial park. Authorities reported that the structure was a complete loss.