At least two dead and 10 injured after a fire in an Italian restaurant in Madrid

At least two dead and 10 injured after a fire in an Italian restaurant in Madrid

Image of the fire in Madrid. Credit: Twitter@EmergenciasMad

A fire in an Italian restaurant in Madrid resulted in the death of at least two people, with another 10 injured.

A fire in the Burro Canaglia Italian restaurant this evening, Friday, April 21, resulted in the death of a least two persons. According to Emergencias Madrid on its Twitter account, another 10 people suffered injuries at the establishment located on the corner of Plaza de Manuel Becerra and Calle Doctor Esquerdo.

Diners had to be evacuated from the premises and according to eyewitnesses, some had to be resuscitated. More than a dozen ambulances were deployed to the scene to treat the injured.

As reported by, the fire is believed to have broken out at the entrance of the establishment. The flames spread quickly due to the decorative plastic plants that caught fire, subsequently generating a large column of smoke.

Panic reportedly broke out among the diners once they spotted the flames, which created chaos as they all attempted to make for the exits to escape the smoke. Firefighters duly extinguished the fire and a field hospital was set up on the spot. While the subsequent cleaning-up operation was taking place, police officers closed off the Manuel Becerra roundabout.

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Chris King

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