Valencia Apartment Fire Claims Four Lives, 20 Missing as Flames Engulf High-Rise Building

At least four individuals have lost their lives in a devastating fire that broke out in a high-rise apartment building in Valencia, Spain. The fire, which started on one of the lower floors, rapidly spread to the entire 14-story structure, leading to dramatic rescues of residents. Firefighters battled the blaze overnight, while concerns mount over the 20 people reported missing. Investigations are underway to determine the cause of the fire and scrutinize the building’s flammable cladding, which may have contributed to the rapid spread of the flames.

  • At least four people have been killed in a fire in a Valencia apartment building.
  • Twenty people are reported missing following the fire.
  • The fire quickly spread through the 14-story building due to highly inflammable cladding.
  • Residents were seen fleeing to balconies, with firefighters conducting rescues.
  • More than 20 fire crews worked through the night to control the blaze, exacerbated by strong winds.
  • A makeshift hospital was established nearby to treat the injured.
  • Local authorities have initiated a helpline for those seeking information on relatives affected by the disaster.
  • Concerns are raised about the building’s exterior cladding, made of a polyurethane material known for flammability.
  • Investigations are focused on both the origin of the fire and the construction materials of the building.

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