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Spain: 5 Dead, 25 Rescued in Nursing Home Fire

Wed 19 Jan 2022 | 10:06 AM
Omnia Ahmed

A massive fire broke out at a nursing home in eastern Spain early Wednesday morning, killing five people, emergency services announced.

The fire took place around midnight Tuesday at the facility in Moncada in Valencia with six fire engines deployed, the region's firefighters tweeted. Later on, they affirmed that the fire had been under control.

They said "five people are dead", while 11 people were taken to hospital because of smoke inhalation.

Firefighters were able to rescue 25 people from the blaze, and all 70 remaining residents were evacuated.

Local media in Spain quoted witnesses who noted that the nursing home workers, together with firefighters and police officers, rescued the elderly through one of the staircases of the two-storey building.

Initial investigations indicated the fire may have been caused by a short circuit in an oxygen unit, according to local media outlets.