Man hurt and residents trapped by fire
A 69-year-old man was seriously injured in a house fire in Tenerife over Christmas.
The emergency happened in Avda. Ángel Romero in the municipality of Santa Cruz.
The Canary Emergency Service, Tenerife firefighters, local and national police and Civil Protection all attended.
Whilst firemen controlled the blaze, instructions were given to people trapped in the upper part of the property who could not get out because of the large amount of smoke on the staircase which blocked their escape.
The man injured suffered serious face burns and was taken to hospital.