A FIRE at a car wrecking yard sparked fears the Vatican was ablaze after thick black smoke filled the Rome sky.
Alarming pictures on social media showed smoke spreading above the Pope’s walled city in Rome.
But local media outlets say the large fire happened at a “car scrapyard” near the religious site in Italy’s capital.
BREAKING NEWS: Plumes of smoke are seen towering above the Vatican after reports of an explosion at nearby buildings
Plumes of black smoke have filled the sky above the Vatican amid reports of an explosion.
Eyewitnesses spoke of seeing thick smoke coming from a building right next to the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church after a ‘loud boom’.
One news outlet in Rome claimed a large fire had erupted at an auto garage.
More to follow.
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