Monday, July 4

One dead and seven injured of varying degrees in a fire in a building in Monforte



One of the eight people injured in the fire registered this Sunday in a building in Monforte (Lugo), specifically a 52-year-old man, has died in hospital from injuries sustained.

Meanwhile, another of those affected has been transferred to the burn unit of the Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de La Coruña (CHUAC) and it is expected that a second person will be referred to this same service soon. This has been confirmed to Europa Press by sources from Urxencias Sanitarias-061, which indicate that the rest of the wounded of varying degrees in this event remain in the Monforte hospital itself.

The fire started at around 7.30 in the morning of this Sunday in a three-story building on Rúa de Roberto Baamonde and around 11.00 the firefighters have declared it extinguished, according to reports to Europa Press the 112 Galicia.

The alert call, as pointed out by sources from the Local Police, It was given by a street sweeper, since the neighbors were sleeping. Once the notice was received, 112 launched an operation in which the Monforte firefighters, the Local and National Police participated.

For their part, professionals from Urxencias Sanitarias de Galicia-061 took care of the transfer of seven of the affected people to the Monforte hospital, where one of them – a 52-year-old man – has died. What’s more, a minor was later evacuated to this health center by private individuals.

The security forces have launched an investigation into the causes of this fire, which could have been caused by an electric stove, as pointed out by the same sources. The 112 also notified the Chantada Firefighters and the local Civil Protection officers, in case their collaboration was necessary.

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