1701077150 Eight neighbors were rescued due to a fire from the

Eight neighbors were rescued due to a fire from the facade of a building in Alcalá de Henares

Eight neighbors were rescued due to a fire from the

Eight residents of an apartment block in the Madrid municipality of Alcalá de Henares had to be rescued by firefighters through the building’s facade after a fire broke out early Monday, according to a spokesman Emergencies 112 Community of Madrid. The fire broke out from an unknown cause in an apartment at number 11 Granados Street, causing heavy smoke that quickly spread through the stairwell. Summa treated a total of nine people for minor smoke inhalation, seven of whom were taken to hospital.

The fire started around 5:40 a.m. in the living room of one of the apartments on the first floor of the property, which has four floors plus rooms on the ground floor, and quickly spread to the rest of the building. the house. The municipal fire brigade carried out eight rescue operations per facade as the smoke rose through the stairwell within a few minutes.

They then extinguished the fire, preventing it from spreading to the upper floors. “It was a complicated fire because there was a lot of fire in the affected house and because it was a ground floor, which meant that the smoke very easily flooded the stairwell, making it impossible to save the neighbors on the stairs . and that.” “The facade had to be evacuated with a ladder,” says the spokesman.

Summa treated a total of nine people for smoke inhalation, all adults and residents of the property, seven of whom were transferred to the Príncipe de Asturias Hospital in Alcalá with a mild prognosis. The people evacuated to the hospital also included the two residents of the house, an elderly couple. After extinguishing the fire and ensuring that there was no concentration of smoke in the apartments, firefighters allowed neighbors to return to their homes.

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