UP IN SMOKE: Massive Fire Burns Down Factory In Italy

This is the moment Italian firefighters struggle to put out a vast inferno that burned down a giant factory.

The images were obtained by Newsflash from the Vigili del Fuoco, along with a short statement according to which the flames started after a series of fires broke out in the industrial area of ​​Villastellone, a town in north-western Italy.

In the footage, firefighters can be seen dousing the blaze with water as raging flames appear to have caused part of the structure to collapse.

The burned-down warehouse reportedly belongs to a company that specialises in the recycling of wooden packaging.

Factory burning in Villastellone, Italy, undated. About twenty teams were involved in the extinguishing operations. (@vigilidelfuoco/Newsflash)

A nearby farmhouse was also affected by the fire, according to local media.

About 20 teams were involved in the extinguishing operations, local media reported.

After about seven hours of hard work, officials claimed that fire crews were able to put the flames under control.