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The Police point out that an electrical appliance could have caused the Campanar fire


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The Police point out that an electrical appliance could have caused the Campanar fire


The National Police points out that an appliance could have caused the fire that occurred on February 22 in a house in one of the two blocks destroyed by fire in Campanar, whose incident left 10 dead and 15 injured.

This was announced this Monday by the Government delegate in the Valencian Community, Pilar Bernabé, in statements to the media after attending the Europe Forum and when asked about the news in this case.

Bernabé explained that the Police ruled out that in this event there was any criminal evidence as the origin of the fire - for this reason the court closed the procedure last week - and recalled that it was a fortuitous accident.

The Police point out that the fire originated in the kitchen of a home in one of the building blocks, specifically, from an appliance.

From this moment, Bernabé added, the insurers of the different homes and the community of owners will be able to work, "enter and see the issues that have to do with those affected, so that they can start their life project again." has pointed out.

The Investigative Court number 9 of Valencia, in charge of investigating the fire, agreed last week to provisionally dismiss the case after the Valencia Provincial Judicial Police Brigade of the National Police Corps reported that the first investigations allowed the origin to be ruled out. criminal or delinquent of the fire of the buildings on Rafael Alberi street, number 2, in València.

The court, in view of this information, provisionally agreed to dismiss the proceedings pending the conclusion of the appropriate police investigations and analysis, which continue to clarify the specific origin of the fire that took place on February 22.

On the other hand, the investigating court authorized access by the insurance companies to the damaged property, with police supervision, in order to allow the appropriate steps to be taken to compensate the injured parties, since this measure does not interfere with police investigations.

The fire started on February 22, around 5:30 p.m., in apartment 86 of one of the two buildings made up of 138 properties that were destroyed by the fire.

Barely an hour after the fire started, the flames had devoured the two blocks of flats, 10 and 14 floors, in which about 450 residents lived. As a result, 10 people died and another 15 were injured, including seven firefighters.

As a result of the fire declared in these buildings built in 2009 - a time of the real estate boom - by a developer that went bankrupt, the entire emergency operation was launched - firefighters, police, health workers, forensics - and a case was opened. judicial to investigate what happened and determine the causes of the fire, which spread in record time.