A 92-YEAR-OLD woman has been forced to stay with a neighbour after a fire broke out at her home in Estepona.
The woman is said to have received burn injuries from the flames after a fire broke out at her Estepona home.
Members from the Provincial Firefighters Consortium put out the fire after it started at around 2.30am in an apartment in the Patio de Los Naranjos urbanisation.
Officials from the Local Police, National Police and health services also attended the fire.
After putting out the flames, firefighters ventilated the smoke damaged property.
The 92-year-old owner was rehoused with a neighbour after her home was left damaged by the blaze.
The news comes after two further fires involving elderly residents in the Malaga area.
A 60-year-old Torre del Mar resident died in a house fire which broke out in the Casillas de la Via area of Velez Malaga.
Emergency workers report receiving several calls from worried residents who saw flames and smoke coming from the building, saying that there could be a person trapped inside.
Members of the Local Police, National Police, Local Provincial Fire Brigade, and health workers came to the scene but were unable to rescue the man before he was overcome by the fire and the smoke.
The Fire Brigade extinguished the fire and forensic investigations are now underway to determine the source of the tragic incident.
Meanwhile, a 78-year-old man was transferred to Malaga Regional Hospital after he was injured in a care which broke out in his fire in the city.
Forensic investigators are now trying to establish the cause of the ignition.
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