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Fire at the Sestao Music Conservatory

Jesus Carames

June 19, 2024 | 4:48 pm

The Sestao music conservatory suffered a fire that mobilized several emergency crews. The teams of Biscay firefighters, Ertzaintza, the Sestao Municipal Police and health resources quickly moved to the scene to control the situation and guarantee the safety of all those present.

Immediate and coordinated response to emergencies

The fire at the Sestao music conservatory generated an immediate response from local emergency services. The Bizkaia Firefighters were the first to arrive at the scene of the accident, deploying several crews to combat the flames. His quick action was crucial to prevent the fire from spreading to other parts of the building and adjacent buildings.

La Ertzaintza, together with the Sestao Municipal Police, established a security perimeter around the conservatory to keep curious onlookers away and guarantee free access to emergency teams. Their work in coordinating and controlling traffic was essential to facilitate the work of firefighters and health teams..

Healthcare and damage assessment

In addition to fire and police teams, health resources were mobilized, including basic life support (BLS) and advanced life support (ALS) units. These units were prepared to treat any possible injuries and ensure immediate medical attention to those affected by the fire.. Fortunately, no serious casualties were reported, although some people were treated for smoke inhalation and anxiety attacks.

The fire, the origin of which is still under investigation, caused significant damage to several areas of the conservatory. Local authorities and those responsible for the center are working on a detailed assessment of the structural and material damage.. Meanwhile, activity at the conservatory has been temporarily suspended until the safety of the facilities can be guaranteed.

The mayor of Sestao has praised the rapid and effective response of the emergency services, highlighting the importance of coordination between the different security forces and emergency teams. "The professionalism and prompt intervention of all those involved have been crucial to controlling the fire and minimizing damage", he stated in a statement.

Ongoing research

Authorities have launched an investigation to determine the causes of the fire. Electrical installations and other possible ignition points are being reviewed to better understand how the fire originated.. This investigation will be essential to avoid future similar incidents and improve security measures at the conservatory.

In response to the fire, Sestao City Council has announced that emergency protocols in all public buildings in the city will be reviewed and updated. The safety of citizens and the protection of cultural infrastructures are priorities that will be reinforced with new prevention and rapid response measures.

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