Dramatic scenes in Santiago del Teide
Two people were injured when a fire in Santiago del Teide led to dramatic scenes.
Firefighters from San Miguel de Abona and volunteer firefighters from Santiago del Teide were called out at 9.40pm to extinguish flames coming from a flat in the Arenas Negras building on calle Ana María.
On their arrival, the Local Police had already evacuated the whole building and the firemen proceeded to extinguish the fire and ventilate the property that had a large accumulation of equipment.
Medics treated two people: a 78-year-old man of German origin, who had moderate face burns and smoke inhalation poisoning, who was transferr-ed in a medical ambulance to the University Hospital Nuestra Señora de Candelaria, and a 52-year-old man who present-ed moderate smoke intoxica-tion and was taken to the Emergency Service of Alcalá and, later, to the University Hospital of Nuestra Señora de Candelaria.
The same firefighters had to return at 4.27am because the flames had been re-kindled in the building and were affecting the adjoining houses. The extinction cul-minated successfully and without any further injuries at 8.08am. The Civil Guard also attended.