Police Rescue 90-Year-Old Man From House Fire In Vera

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Police Rescue 90-Year-Old Man From House Fire In Vera
Police Rescue 90-Year-Old Man From House Fire In Vera. image: bomberos levante

Police Rescue A 90-Year-Old Man Who Was Trapped In A House Fire In Vera

The 112 Andalucía Emergency service, attached to the Council of the Presidency, Public Administration and Interior of the Board, on Tuesday 13 deployed the Levante Fire Brigade, the Public Health Emergencies Company ambulance (EPES 061), The Guardia Civil, and the Local Police, to an incident in the town of Vera, in the province of Almería.

112 received a call at 2.30pm reporting a fire that had broken out in the kitchen of a second-floor apartment of the Pawuy building on Julio Romero de Torres street, in the town of Vera, and that an elderly disabled man was known to be trapped inside the burning home.

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Officers of Vera Local Police were first on the scene of the incident, where neighbours had evacuated the building, and witnessed the intense smoke came out of the building – which had been caused by the extractor hood of the cooker catching fire – swiftly going into action and entering the building to rescue the trapped man.

He was successfully carried downstairs and brought to safety, while other police officers put out the fire by means of the fire extinguishers, as health workers from the 061 ambulance service treated the 90-year-old man, who was transferred to the Hospital de la Inmaculada, suffering from smoke inhalation.

The Levante Fire Brigade from Turre Park,  on arrival, proceeded to use the hydraulic platform to check the building and enter through a balcony to ventilate the property and verify the fire damage, to allow the residents to return safely to their homes, as reported by diariodealmeria.es.


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Chris King
Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sang and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.

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