Fireman dies tackling house blaze in Spain

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HOUSE FIRE DEATH: File photograph and (inset) firefighter Francisco Sanchez Lazaro

A SIXTY-YEAR-OLD firefighter has lost his life after he ‘vanished’ while tackling a fire at a house in Spain whose residents had already been safely evacuated.

The fireman, Francisco Sanchez Lazaro, from Bejar died while fighting the blaze in Colmenar de Montemayor, Salamanca in Castilla y Leon yesterday (Sunday).

The three adults and one girl escaped the house injured before the flames spread.

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Three days of mourning in the local area have been declared for the firefighter and town hall flags in Bejar will be flown at half-mast.

An autopsy will determine the cause of his death.

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