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Fire breaks out in flat on Balcón de Europa in Nerja

Smoke coming from the flat.
Smoke coming from the flat. / SUR
  • Initial investigations suggest the fire was caused by a short circuit in the sauna

Around 20 people were evacuated from their homes after a fire broke out in a top floor flat on Nerja's Balcón de Europa on Wednesday morning.

The owner of the flat, former councillor and architect, Bernardo Pozuelo, was alerted to the incident while in a nearby café. He said that the fire had destroyed "a lot of wood and books" in the home which he was in the process of moving out of in order to sell.

Initial investigations suggest the fire was caused by a short circuit in the sauna.