A fire broke out in a nursing home in Moncada, a town in the Spanish region of Valencia, left early Wednesday at least five people dead and eleven hospitalized, announced the regional emergency services.

The fire occurred around midnight from Tuesday to Wednesday in the residence located in the town north of the city of Valencia, where six fire trucks arrived to put out the flames, as reported by firefighters in the region on Twitter.

The emergency services reported on the social network that “there are five dead people.”

In addition, another “three people with severe intoxication and eight people with mild intoxication” were taken to different hospitals in the area.

Firefighters had to rescue 25 people from the flames., while they evicted all the remaining residents of the place, about 70 people in total.

The fire had already been controlled and firefighters were ventilating the facilities, as indicated on Twitter.

The local press cited witnesses to the fire who witnessed how the workers of the residence together with the firefighters and police They rescued the elderly through one of the stairs of the two-story building.

According to the local press, the first investigations indicate that the fire could have been caused by a short circuit in medical oxygen equipment.

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