No injuries in Valletta fire, residents evacuated

Residents evacuated from Valletta apartment building on St Mark Street

One of the fire engines that responded to the fire.
One of the fire engines that responded to the fire.
Smoke coming out of the apartment in the fifth floor.
Smoke coming out of the apartment in the fifth floor.
Ambulance was called on standby
Ambulance was called on standby

Police have had to evacuate residents from their apartments when a fire broke out in an apartment in a block of flats on St Mark Street in Valletta.

Residents noticed smoke coming out of a fourth-floor apartment and called for help, with the Rapid Intervention Unit Police and District Police responding in few minutes. The officers assisted in evacauting the entire building.

Witnesses said that they could see plumes of smoke coming out of the balcony and called for help.

Fire fighters from the Civil Protection Department in Floriana and Corradino Fire Stations were on sight, and the fire was controlled within 20 minutes. It is believed that the cause of the fire was a short circuit in a refrigerator.

An ambulance from Mater Dei Hospital was also on sight but left empty since no one suffered any injuries.

District Police are investigating the incident.

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