A fire of great proportions was registered this morning in a building located in Ecuador at 1,000, in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Recoleta. As confirmed by the head of SAME, Alberto Crescenti, five people died and to At least 18 others were injured in the tragic incident.

“Unfortunately there are five dead peopleare three minors and two women“, detailed Crescenti in communication with AM750.

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The fatal victims had been rescued alive by firefighters, although they were in serious condition. They were assisted by SAME doctors, but died when transferred to health centers.

Around 8 o’clock, flames were controlled. Anyway, the fire brigade operation continues on site as it works to cool the structure. As SAME medical personnel go through the floors of the building to assist people who could not go down due to physical difficulties,

Before the fire was controlled, firefighters evacuated neighbors who could not leave their homes with a crane.

Many of the neighbors rescued, including children and a pregnant womanwere assisted by SAME medical personnel at the scene, where a major operation was deployed with several firefighters and more than 20 SAME ambulances.

The evacuated neighbors received assistance in the ambulances located around the building, where they were given oxygen, since they had inhaled smoke, and then went referred to area hospitals. In total, 18 people were transferred to the Children’s, Elizalde, Fernández, Rivadavia, Durand, Pirovano and Ramos Mejía hospitals.

The origin of the flames has yet to be established. It is known that they began in an apartment on the sixth floor of a 14-story building located at 1,000 Ecuador Street, a few meters from Córdoba Avenue. The flames then spread to other apartments and upper floors.

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