A column of thick black smoke has covered Athens as a large fire broke out at a plastics recycling facility on Saturday morning.
The fire broke at a facility in Metamorfosi, near the main Athens to Thessaloniki highway at 7 a.m. Dozens of firefighters and helicopters are trying to contain the blaze. Police have shut the highway as a a precaution.
According to the Fire Service, the blaze has been prevented from spreading to other buildings nearby, but the plastics facility is destroyed.
There are no reports of injuries.