Car fire causes evac­u­a­tion

Costa Blanca News (North Edition) - - NEWS -

Res­i­dents of the first floor of an apart­ment block had to be evac­u­ated from their homes on Wed­nes­day morn­ing, fol­low­ing a car fire be­neath their apart­ment block. A neigh­bour no­ticed smoked bil­low­ing from be­neath Ed­i­fi­cio Sa­bater 17 in Calpe at 07.54 and called the emer­gency ser­vices. The cause was found to be a car fire, which was pro­duc­ing a large amount of smoke and fumes. Po­lice tried to put it out us­ing their on-board fire ex­tin­guish­ers, but could only keep it at bay while they waited for fur­ther help. Fire­fight­ers from Benissa and Benidorm then ar­rived and dealt with the in­ci­dent. As a pre­cau­tion, the po­lice asked 40 first floor res­i­dents to move to a safe place out­side while fire­fight­ers from Benissa and Benidorm dealt with the in­ci­dent. In case of fur­ther evac­u­a­tions, a lift­ing crane was brought in, but this was not nec­es­sary as the rapid in­ter­ven­tion of the emer­gency ser­vices pre­vented the fire from spread­ing. Fire­fight­ers spent the morn­ing ven­ti­lat­ing the garage, and be­cause of the smoke lin­ger­ing in the air, res­i­dents were tem­po­rar­ily un­able to re­turn to their homes or re­trieve their ve­hi­cles un­til the area was de­clared safe.

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