Three people including a police officer treated for smoke inhalation after Alicante blaze

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Three people including a police officer treated for smoke inhalation after Alicante blaze
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Three people including a police officer treated for smoke inhalation after an Alicante blaze.  The shocking blaze caused the building to be evacuated.

Three people have been treated for smoke inhalation after a blaze broke out a house in the town of Callosa de Segura in Spain’s Alicante. Sadly, a local police officer who was helping extinguish the fire and evacuate the building also suffered from smoke inhalation.

The fire began on Sunday, September 26 in the early hours of the morning. The fire broke out on the first floor of the building at around 9 am. According to the Alicante Provincial Fire Brigade Consortium the fire broke out at a property located at number nine, Calle José Canales Cascales.

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According to reports the fire originated from a mattress which was located in the main bedroom of the house. Due to the blaze firefighters had to evacuate the building to ensure everyone’s safety.

Two people who lived in the house and one local police officer were treated for smoke inhalation by the medical services.

The blaze was brought under control by 10 firefighters from the Orihuela and Almoradí fire stations who rushed to the scene of the fire. They were helped by a command and headquarters unit, one sergeant, two corporals and three heavy urban pumps.


 


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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