Dozens evacuated after Fuengirola fire

Five people required hospital treatment, including a woman who fell while trying to escape via a balcony and four people who suffered from smoke inhalation

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The fire broke out in an electricity meter room on the first floor of the building; five people were taken to hospital (Photos: Anna Higson)

AROUND 50 people had to be evacuated from an apartment block in Fuengirola on Monday after a fire broke out, with one woman sustaining injuries after falling while trying to escape from her first-floor balcony.

The blaze, in Tower 2 of the Las Palmeras complex on Calle Jacinto Benavente, was reported to the town’s fire department at 7.10am, with a total of three fire engines attending the scene alongside local and National Police and health services.

Correction: This article has been corrected from its original version to reflect that the fire was in Tower 2, not Tower 1

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