A FIRE in an Asian restaurant in Elche forced the evacuation of an apartment block.
It was one of the residents of the building where the restaurant is located who reported the fire in the early morning as his home became filled with smoke. He quickly evacuated with his wife and two young children.
Around 14 firefighters arrived on the scene and helped evacuate the entire building and tackle the blaze in the Yaho restaurant. Paramedics arrived to deal with those affected, but no one was injured and residents were able to return home shortly after the fire was extinguished.
The origin of the fire is still unknown, although everything indicates that it could have been due to an electrical problem of the coffee grinder or a boiling water machine that had been plugged in at the restaurant.