The tragedy appeared yesterday in The Majuelos, at dawn and in the form of a fire in a house that cost the life of a 77-year-old man suffocated by the smoke arising from the virulent flames that ignited on the floor, and which survived two women, the wife and daughter of the dead. At least two agents of the Local Police of The lagoon They also required medical assistance when exposed to smoke in a drama-laden service.
The events began shortly after two in the morning on a third floor located at the intersection of Avenida de la Libertad and Calle del Volcán Cañas Dulces in that neighborhood. When the municipal authorities arrived at the scene, the situation could not have been more disturbing, as the fire had already seized a living place From which the mother and daughter (aged 77 and 46, respectively) asked for help, stretched out in one of their windows to escape the fire. From the first moment, both alerted to the presence of the third resident on the floor, which made the need for help even more pressing.
While the rest of the residents of the building were evacuated, the local police decided not to waste any more time and, given the impossibility of accessing the door to the security being, they chose to rescue the women using a public lighting vehicle that happened to be circulating through the building. place and that it had a lifting arm.
Just as they were getting ready, reinforcements arrived. On the one hand, the Consortium firefighters provided with a ladder that allowed them to reach the women and put them to safety; on the other, national police officers who finally took charge of the appropriate procedures and collaborated with the rest of the resources.
When, finally, the firefighters managed to enter the house, they discovered the male inside, already deceased, presumably due to smoke poisoning.
Both the women and two local police officers were treated by health workers and transferred to the University Hospital of the Canary Islands, although only the elderly woman, who presented a severe picture of dyspnea, remains admitted.

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