A 14-story building is on fire

A 14-story building is on fire

A high-rise residential building in the Spanish city of Valencia has been engulfed by a major fire.

The blaze – which is ongoing – occurred at a 14-storey block in the Campanar neighbourhood and spread to an adjoining building.

More than 20 fire crews are tackling the fire and people have been urged to stay away from the area.

Several people have been injured in the incident, with local media reporting people may be trapped inside.

The Valencia Emergency Coordination Centre said 13 people had been treated for injuries, including six firefighters.

The building contains 138 flats home to 450 residents, El Pais reported citing the building’s manager.

Local reports said firefighters had rescued several residents using cranes, including a couple living on the seventh floor.

 

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