By Laura Kemp • 17 June 2021 • 13:00
Fire in the Atochares settlement last February. Image - Junta de Andalucia
The emergency services are working to extinguish a fire declared this morning in a shantytown located in the municipality of Nijar (Almería), according to Junta de Andalucia. No injuries have been registered at the moment, according to Emergencias 112 Andalucia, a service attached to the Council of the Presidency, Public Administration and Interior of the Board.
At 9 am, the first notice alerting of the presence of fire in the settlement located in the Atochares area, in the municipality of Nijar, was received to the 112 Emergency Telephone.
The Almeria Firefighters were quickly alerted, who requested the collaboration of the Levante Fire Extinction Consortium, Civil Guard, Local Police and Civil Protection of Nijar, an operation in which members of the fire service (Infoca) have also joined.
The operatives are currently working to extinguish the fire that, so far, has not caused any injuries.
The news comes the day after a young baby and a seven-year-old child were injured in fires in Torrevieja that occurred only hours apart from each other yesterday morning, June 16.
Due to the two fires, multiple people required medical assistance as fires broke out in two Torrevieja homes. A seven-year-old girl was injured in one of the fires and suffered from a bruised leg according to sources at the Emergency Information and Coordination Centre. According to the Alicante Provincial Fire Brigade Consortium, a baby from one of the fires was also found to be suffering from smoke inhalation injuries.
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