City centre fire ‘caused by faulty electrics’

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City centre fire caused by faulty electrics

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a building in Torrevieja when fire broke out in a second floor flat which was empty at the time.  Flames and thick smoke belching from the window alerted neighbours and the alarm was raised.  Most of the building’s occupants had left the block of their own accord before the emergency services arrived.

The violent fire broke out at 7am and completely gutted one room of the flat on the block located on Avenida Villa de Madrid on Phase II of Parque de Las Naciones.  Nobody was reported injured as a result of the fire.  Quick work from the fire brigade prevented the blaze from spreading beyond the main living room but the balcony of the flat above which was also empty at the time suffered from some damage.

The area surrounding the blaze was closed for more than an hour while it was brought under control by firefighters from Torrevieja, Orihuela and Almoradí

Initial investigations into the fire suggest that the cause was due to an electrical fault, but this to be confirmed.

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