'Fireball' reported over late-night skies in Madrid

28th January 2005, Comments 0 comments

28 January 2005, MADRID- Residents of the area near Madrid airport reported seeing a ball of fire explode and disintegrate in skies over the Spanish capital overnight, security services said.

28 January 2005

MADRID- Residents of the area near Madrid airport reported seeing a ball of fire explode and disintegrate in skies over the Spanish capital overnight, security services said.

Emergency services received telephone calls about 10:30 pm (2130 GMT) on Thursday reporting the object, described by some callers as looking like a meteorite, which was seen exploding and disintegrating.

Subway employee Jose Antonio Lopez told EFE news agency that when he went home from work, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the capital, he saw a "huge, very red incandescent ball giving off a huge flash then disappeared after a few seconds."

"It was a mass of red fire falling vertically," he said, suggesting it could have been a meteorite.

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Subject: Spanish news

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