A 64-year-old woman and a 66-year-old man, residents in St Paul’s Bay, were taken to hospital after being trapped in their home on Triq ir-Rebbiegha early this morning by fire.
The police arrived on scene at around 3:45am and were the first to provide assistance to the elderly couple.
The man was later certified as having suffered from serious but non-fatal injuries while the woman and two police constables suffered from minor smoke inhalation injuries.
The fire was then controlled l by the civil protect department.
Police investigations into the cause of the fire are ongoing.