A British man has died after a wooden house he was sleeping in was totally destroyed in a blaze in Comares on Wednesday night.
He has been named by authorities in the 1,300-population town as Brian Patrick Mcsorley who was 65 years old and had lived in Comares for almost two decades. Sources told SUR he had four children from two different marriages.
A caller alerted the 112 emergency number to the house fire in the Chiquín area, near the pedestrian bridge over the Cuevas river at around at 9pm.
Firefighters, Guardia Civil and Local Police officers along with paramedics were quickly on the scene but flames engulfed the wooden house causing the roof to collapse.
Speaking this Thursday the mayor of Comares, Manuel Robles, told SUR that Brian was a "very dear" neighbour and that he actively participated in the cultural and social activities of the town.
"He arrived almost 20 years ago, bought a plot and built a wooden house, which is where he was last night."
The mayor offered his "deep condolences" to family and friends of the deceased.