Dramatic video shows a huge fire rage from the largest aquarium in Europe today.
L’Oceanogràfic, a popular attraction in Valencia, Spain, was evacuated after the blaze started at about 10.30am (local time).
The attraction was evacuated for hours.
The video, exclusive to Mirror Online, shows smoke billow from the centre.
Tom Parker, 38, who is on holiday in the city with his family, said the fire was “pretty bad”.
Speaking to Mirror Online, the father-of-two, of Barry, south Wales, said: “We started to queue and looked up and saw massive plumes of black smoke and then the fire.
“It was a pretty bad one actually.
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“There was a strong smell of plastic in the air.
“But the evacuation was calm, the authorities handled things well and the Spanish don’t often do things quickly anyway.”
Other concerned witnesses have also shared videos on social media, in which the smoke rises into the sky.
The fire service and police are at the scene.
There are no injuries, a fire service spokesman said.
Roads nearby have also been shut and a cordon remains in place.
The cause of the blaze is not yet known.
People across the city have reported seeing the thick smoke.
The attraction was opened in 2003 and is home to more than 45,000 animals.
With a water capacity of 42,000,000 litres, the centre boasts 500 different species, including fish, mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates.
The sea water is pumped from the beaches nearby.
It’s owned by Madrid-based Parques Reunidos, which operates more than 60 attractions in almost a dozen countries.
The firm also runs zoos and water parks.