THE REPORT BELOW IS A TRANSLATION FROM THE SPANISH NEWPAPER. THE TIAS VOLENTARIO FIRE UNIT WAS ON SCENE WITHIN 12 MINS OF THE CALL THEY RECEIVED.
IS IT NOT ABOUT TIME THAT CARMEN HAD IT'S OWN FIRE STATION AND THE MONEY TO GET THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT. .... THIS TIME NO ONE WAS KILLED
A fire of large dimensions finished burning this Monday to three apartments and so many more commercial establishments, after to be declared a short time before of the 15:30 hours in the afternoon to the height of the number 19 of the Avenue of The Beaches of Port of the Carmen, Aunts, front al Hotel Fariones and, more concretely, in the surrounding area of the Clinical one Lanzarote.
With quickness, the Fires Extinction Service of the insular city Hall of Lanzarote displaced several endowments al place, while al same time they were activated the services of the SUC (Service of ER Canario), the ONGs Spanish Red Cross in Lanzarote and Emergencies and Rescue Lanzarote (EMERLAN), as well as troops of the Local Police, the Civil Guard and Civil Protection of Aunts.
The fire was prolonged during almost four hours, without victims except for a fireman of 39 years were produced that had to be transferred in an ambulance of Red Cross to the General Hospital after to suffer a discharge while manipulated an electric picture during the extinction of the fire.
According to the data contributed by the Coordinating Center of Emergencies and Security (CECOES 1-1-2), the firemen managed to suffocate the passed fire the 19:00 hours, after what tried to assure the buildings and the zone to avoid the danger of cave-in.
Although still the Fires Extinction Service of the insular city Hall of Lanzarote has not confirmed such extreme, unofficial sources assured to last minute of this Monday that the origin of the fire left from a flame descontrolada that emitted a small gas cylinder of camping-gas with the one that an employee of one of the stores was preparing his lunch.
One of my privalages in life, was to work with the proteccion civil of tias lanzarote and the work we did for fun
(oups... for the good of the community)
FIRE IN PUERTO DEL CARMEN LANZAROTE
17 de october de 2005