16 Dec, 2020 @ 13:45
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Campsite fire victim taken by helicopter to Valencia hospital in critical condition


A WORKER has been severely injured in a kitchen fire at Papa del Mar campsite between Benicarlo and Peñiscola (Castellon).

The causes for the accident are not yet known, although it has been established that the blaze began in the kitchen and spread through the smoke extraction system until reaching an electrical installation on the top floor of the building.

As the circuit system went up in flames, the room and a corridor filled with thick black smoke.

The victim, who was working at the site of the blaze at the time, sustained severe burns but managed to leave the kitchen before the emergency services arrived.

He was treated by a SAMU ambulance team on site before being evacuated to Benicarlo fire station, from where he was then airlifted by helicopter to the Burns unit at Valencia’s La Fe Hospital.

Glenn Wickman

Glenn is a trained and experienced journalist, having obtained a BA Hons degree in Journalism and Communication Studies with Spanish from Middlesex University (London) in 2001.
Since then he has worked on several English-language newspapers in Alicante Province, including 11 years at the Costa Blanca News.
He is trilingual in English, Spanish and Catalán/Valenciano, a qualified ELT teacher and translator with a passion for the written word.
After several years in Barcelona, Glenn has now returned to the Costa Blanca (Alicante), from where he will cover local stories as well as Valencia and Castellón/Costa Azahar.
Please drop him a line if you have any news that you think should be covered in either of these areas, he will gladly get in touch!

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