A middle-aged couple is in critical condition with serious burn wounds after fire broke out in their apartment in the Breidholt suburb of Reykjavík yesterday evening. The fire did not spread to neighboring apartments and efforts to extinguish it went well. This is reported in Morgunbladid and the main online media.
Firefighters arrived on the scene quickly to find clear signs of fire and smoke on the second floor of a three-story apartment building. They were told that two people might possibly be inside. The man and woman were found unconscious in the apartment and were taken to the emergency ward of the National University Hospital. Doctors at the hospital have confirmed that the couple is suffering from serious burn injuries and are both in critical condition.
This the third serious fire in Iceland in four days. On Sunday evening, fire broke out in Húsavík, north Iceland, following attempted manslaughter and arson. A woman suffered burn and stab wounds and is in hospital. On Monday evening, fire broke out in an apartment in Keflavík, southwest Iceland. A woman and her two children escaped unhurt from that incident.