Fire extensively damaged the manufacturing and warehouse facilities at a leather tannery Tuesday in eastern Spain, local media report.
Maintenance work by an outside contractor was being done after hours when the fire broke out, a statement released by Un Paseo por la Teneria reports. The tannery, located in Alicante, a city in the Valencian Community of Spain, specializes in leather stamping.
Firefighters arrived to find flames coming from the factory’s windows and roof. The fire spread through more than half of the industrial facility, damaging the structure and the machinery inside.
“The company wants to sincerely thank the local and national police and especially the work done by the fire brigades who risked their lives to control the fire in a short time,” the statement reads. “
Production is expected to resume within two weeks, the company said.