Couple rushed to hospital after inhaling smoke in Almeria house fire

HOUSE BLAZE: The couple were taken to Torrecardenas Hospital, credit: Wikimedia Commons

A MAN and woman were taken to hospital due to smoke inhalation after their house in Almeria City caught fire last Saturday night.

Andalucia’s 112 Emergency Services line said they were alerted to the blaze at around 8.45pm. Witnesses told them smoke had begun billowing from the house on Calle Rambla de Los Alfareros.

Firefighters, Local and National Police officers and medical personnel were despatched to the house. They found a 30-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man who had both been affected by the smoke from the fire and the couple were taken to Torrecardenas Hospital for treatment.

An investigation is underway into the cause of the fire. Initial theories point to a candle which sparked a fire which then spread to the couple’s fridge.

Emergency services have also been ventilating the house and said the couple would be able to return their soon.