The Vatican .
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Thick black plumes of smoke are reportedly billowing from an unidentified area near Vatican City, footage posted to Twitter showed Thursday.
It remains unclear what caused the reported incident.
Eyewitnesses told The Daily Mail
that a loud explosion was heard minutes before the smoke began rising to the sky.
According to the The Daily Mai
l citing a Roman news outlet, a fire broke out at a wrecking yard or car garage near the Vatican's walls.
This is a developing story.