UPDATE: Deceased in house fire in Malaga’s Fuengirola identified as two males

Two dead after house fire in the Malaga town of Fuengirola

Image of the fire that broke out in the Malaga town of Fuengirola. Credit: Mark Peters

A fire that broke out in an apartment block in the Malaga town of Fuengirola claimed the lives of two people.

Monday, January 9 at 10:15pm

The two people who died as a result of the house fire in Malaga’s Fuengirola earlier today have been identified as two males aged 66 and 41, as reported by Emergencias 112 on its official Twitter profile @E112Andalucia.

Three people were admitted to the Costa del Sol Hospital in Marbella while two more were treated on the scene for the effects of smoke inhalation.

Monday, January 9 at 6:06pm

According to Emergencias 112 Andalucia, two people died and several others were affected by smoke inhalation after a fire broke out today, Monday, January 9. The incident occurred on the terrace of a housing block in the Malaga municipality of Fuengirola.

The emergency switchboard reported receiving a number of calls from concerned neighbours informing them of the blaze in a building located on Avenida de Miramar.

They immediately deployed the town’s Fire Brigade to the location, along with crews from the municipalities of Mijas and Benalmadena.

An ambulance from the 061 Health Emergency Centre (CES), as well as patrols from the Guardia Civil and the National and Local Police were also dispatched.

It was verified by the firefighting team that two people had died as a result of the fire. A spokesperson for Fuengirola Local Police confirmed that several people had been affected by smoke inhalation and were receiving treatment.


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