A man died and his mother was poisoned by the smoke when the fire broke out on Saturday, February 3, inside the apartment on the fourth floor of the building located on Cisne Street at number 3. Valladolid, in the neighborhood of Pajarillos. .
The man, who is disabled and in a wheelchair, was sitting on a chair when the fire started, the causes of which are still unknown. Although he was found alive, he died of “very severe” burns, according to the government delegation, during the ambulance transport to a hospital.
Both lived in 4ºF with two other people who were renting, unharmed. In addition, as a precaution, the medical staff transferred a pregnant woman, her five children, and her husband, who lived on the opposite floor of the same block, in 4A, to the Clinical Hospital, because they inhaled smoke when they opened the door to his house.
It all started around 10:20 in the morning when someone alerted the 1-1-2 Emergency Service to the presence of smoke as well as a loud noise, which he did not recognize at the time.
Afterwards, 1-1-2 activated the Valladolid Firefighters, who sent several crews to the area, which continued to intervene at this time, as well as the Municipal and National Police and Health Emergency-Sacyl. Electricity and gas supply companies have also been notified.
Apparently, according to official sources, four people were in the house where the fire occurred when the fire started, the causes of which are unknown. One man died from severe burns in the fire. In addition, a woman, her mother, was poisoned by smoke inhalation, so she was treated by the staff of the health center in the area and transferred by a basic life support ambulance to the Clinical Hospital in the city. The other two people did not receive any injuries, Ical reported.
The fourth deputy mayor and councilor for Public Health and Citizen Security of the Valladolid City Council, Alberto Cuadrado, reported that he was initially warned of an explosion that “never happened” and pointed out that access is now allowed to all homes in the building below 4ºF, the floor where the fire occurred, and where the police investigation is still pending.
“The damage was reduced in that house,” said Cuadrado, who emphasized how residents moved to the remaining properties “by isolating the doors with towels.” “The problem with this type of fire, many times, is inhalation, and the smartest thing is to stay until the firemen arrive and avoid more damage,” he said.