More than 10 rescued from Alicante apartment fire

Image of the blaze from the street

MORE than 10 people were rescued from a fire inside an apartment in Alicante.

Four of those rescued were “in extremis” according to authorities, three had minor injuries and one had moderate injuries.

Eleven firefighters had to be treated for heatstroke at the scene, and two were taken to hospital with burns on their necks and hands.

Emergency services were called to the 14th floor of La Chicharra on Calle Diosa Tanit at around 11am Tuesday (April 25).

A spokesperson describe the fire as “very vicious” but the fire service were able to wrestle control of the blaze.


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