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Costa del Sol fire victim suffers serious burns as partner torches home claim

A WOMAN is in a serious condition with burns to 70 per cent of her body after her partner allegedly set fire to her Marbella home. It has been reported the man, thought to be her husband, may have mental health issues. He was arrested by National Police officers, and the motive was still unknown […]

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Burn out on the Costa Blanca

FIREFIGHTERS had to remove three butane gas cylinders that were in imminent danger of exploding when a motor home caught fire. They were called to calle Bergantin at Los Narejos at 12.57pm on Tuesday. On arrival the emergency services were confronted by the burning vehicle that was totally destroyed by the fire. No one was […]

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First Costa Blanca evacuees return home but Llutxent fire still burns

THE 120 citizens of Pinet who were evacuated as a wild fire ravaged their municipality have been allowed to return home but 2,600 who had to flee Llutxent remain stranded in shelters. At the moment firefighting efforts are bent on containment and stopping the flames from reaching nearby towns of Gandia and Barx. Strong winds […]

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BIN LORRY BLAZE: Costa Blanca rubbish truck goes up in smoke

IN the early hours of this morning (Friday), a rubbish lorry burst into flames in the Plaza Marina Alta in Javea. Whilst no reason is currently known for the cause of the blaze, firefighters were called out in order to get it under control and Local Police have closed the area, diverting traffic from Ronda […]

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WATCH: Firefighters battle Alicante yacht blaze

A 30-METRE YACHT has caught fire in Alicante, leaving 10 people needing treatment for smoke inhalation. The cause of the blaze in San Gabriel Port is not yet known but nine of the injured needed to be treated in hospitals throughout the region following the incident earlier today (Tuesday). A cat was also rescued from […]

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Power cut leaves Denia in the dark

A POWER CUT swept across Denia, affecting Les Rotes, Les Marines, Calle Marques de Campo and the Plaza del Oeste. Homes were affected together with streetlamps and traffic lights. Traffic came to a standstill, causing issues and bottlenecks at various intersections. The cause of the power cut was reported to be a fire near the […]

Elderly woman and her disabled son rescued from blaze
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Elderly woman and her disabled son rescued from blaze

A MAJOR blaze that broke out in a building in Torrevieja left four people suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation. Two of the four – an 88-year-old woman and her 54-year-old disabled son – had to be rescued from the burning building by officers from the local police and the Guardia Civil, and did […]

TWO MEN ARRESTED FOR SEPARATE VIOLENT ATTACKS
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Two men arrested for separate violent attacks

LOCAL POLICE in Murcia have arrested two people as alleged perpetrators of two separate crimes of gender violence. The first involved a young man seen assaulting his girlfriend in the street and in broad daylight in Sangonera la Verde.  A number of calls were made to the 092 emergency number and when local police arrived […]

Two saved in Malaga house fire
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Two saved in Malaga house fire

FIREFIGHTERS have rescued two people from a blaze on Malaga’s Calle Jacinto Benavente. Neither victim required hospital treatment but one was treated at the scene for mild smoke poisoning while the other was treated for anxiety. The fire started at 1.50am on the first floor of a building.  Firefighters evacuated the occupants and dealt with […]

Fire station finally handed back to Mijas
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Fire station finally handed back to Mijas

FUENGIROLA COUNCIL has handed a fire station it had been using back to Mijas following prolonged negotiations. Mijas Council has called the move a “new victory,” after it was given back after more than 20 years.  The town’s Mayor, Juan Carlos Maldonado, explained, “it was our intention from when we first arrived at the town […]

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 […]

Wildfires condemned as arson
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Wildfires condemned as arson

A WAVE of wildfires has killed at least 35 people and injured more than 50 in Portugal and across the Spanish border. More than 500 fires were declared last weekend andat the time of printing, thousands of firefighters were still working to extinguish the flames. The wildfires have been exacerbated by Hurricane Ophelia approaching Europe’s western coast, […]

Fuengirola´s trial by fire
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Man dies in Torremolinos house fire

AN 87-YEAR-OLD man has died in a house fire in Torremolinos. Two others were affected by the blaze, with one 77-year-old woman remaining in a serious condition in hospital suffering from burns and smoke inhalation. Firefighters attended the fire after several neighbours raised the alarm at around 9am. Finding the apartment’s doorway blocked, the rescue […]

ARSONIST BLAMED FOR PINE FOREST BLAZE - 1
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Guardamar pyromaniac strikes again

THE MAYOR of Guardamar del Segura has quickly blamed the fire that devastated a large part of the municipality’s pine forest on an arsonist. José Luis Sáez condemned the deliberate attack that took place late on Monday afternoon and destroyed an estimated 10,600 square metres of woodland and scrubland located in the sand dunes and […]

Trade unions increase pressure after police car fire
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Trade unions increase pressure after police car fire

TWO police trade unions, the SPPLB and the SPPM have criticised the condition of Elche’s police car fleet after one caught fire earlier this week, nearly killing two police officers. The fire occurred shortly after 9.00am on Tuesday morning as the officers concluded the school support service and headed to the hamlet of Atzavares. They […]