Fire in Funchal this morning

City centre fire creates a major call-out

Fire in Funchal this morning 1The Diario reports that a video captured by Duarte Pontes and shared on his youtube channel shows the arrival and intervention of firefighters at a burning building in the centre of Funchal this morning. The video below illustrates the difficulty of firefighting equipment accessing some of the narrow streets in the centre of Funchal.

The fire, meanwhile, set off at 8:20 am in a hotel unit in Rua da Queimada de Baixo, just above the Cathedral. The Diario reports that emergency services and the Firemen Volunteers Madeirense sent two vehicles and seven men and the Fire Department Firemen four cars and twelve more firemen. JM reports that a total of 22 firemen attended

Initial information indicated that the flames appeared on the top floor in the boiler area and may have been caused by a short circuit.


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