Nineteen people have been slightly injured in a fire that occurred last night in a building located on the ascent to Cuesta Piedra , in Santa Cruz de Tenerife , which forced the evacuation of about 100 people from two blocks of houses, as reported by Cecoes 1- 1-2, Tenerife Firefighters and Local Police.

The event occurred around 03.45 am, when the 1-1-2 operating room received an alert reporting that a fire had broken out on the ninth floor of a building of the Divina Pastora, so Cecoes he immediately activated the necessary emergency resources.

Two medical ambulances and six basic life support from the Canary Emergency Service (SUC), members of the Fire Consortium, Local Police, National Police and members of Civil Protection traveled to the scene of the incident.

SUC personnel assisted all the wounded, some of whom had smoke inhalation poisoning at the initial moment of assistance and others, first-degree burns .

Of the 19 wounded, five were transferred to the University Hospital of the Canary Islands and seven to the University Hospital Nuestra Señora de Candelaria. The other seven were assisted on site by SUC staff. Those affected assisted in the fire include three firefighters and a national police officer .

After four hours of work, around twenty firefighters, with nine vehicles, proceeded to extinguish the fire and ventilated the area after the building was completely vacated. A fire brigade operation will continue to refresh the affected area today.

The National Police and the National Police collaborated with the emergency services in extinguishing the fire and assisting the wounded.

Civil Protection installed a tent to attend to the residents evicted from their homes and collaborated with the emergency services. All evacuees were able to re-house through family members , except one with three minors, who sought alternative accommodation.

Along with the emergency resources, an IMAS team appeared at the scene, along with the mayor of Santa Cruz, José Manuel Bermúdez, and the responsible councilor, who accompanied the affected families from the first moments of the fire. The councilor for Urban Planning and the Health-La Salle District, Carlos Tarife, also offered his collaboration.

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