By John Smith • 05 February 2017 • 10:28
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CALLED to a raging fire on the top floor of an apartment block in the town of Villa-real (Castellon), officers from the National Police assisted the fire brigade in evacuating residents including an 86-year-old woman.
Five officers were affected by problems caused by smoke inhalation but no other injuries were reported and the fire was eventually brought under control whilst the cause is currently under investigation.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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