Palma.—Lluc monastery's run of bad luck continued yesterday when a fire broke out on two of the bedrooms, seriously injuring one of the guests.
The monastery is still trying to raise funds to complete repairing the damage caused when a freak hurricane crashed through the area during the Autumn and now it is going to have to repair the destruction caused by the blaze yesterday morning. According to the emergency services, the fire broke out at 8.20am and some 200 people staying at the monastery were evacuated.

The cause of the blaze has yet to be confirmed but a 37-year-old man was taken to Son Espases hospital in a serious condition.
Inca fire brigade sources said yesterday afternoon that the blaze was brought under control by 10am and guests were eventually allowed to return to their room once fire fighters had declared the scene safe and that the fire was out.

Fire fighters finally left the scene at 1.15pm.
Yesterday's blaze was one of 217 the emergency services responded to over New Year's Eve. The 112 emergency centre handled 846 calls but only 217 required the emergency and security services to be deployed. The majority of the incidents were in Majorca - 192 - including a man who fell from the sixth floor of a closed hotel.

Police dealt with a total of 22 fights and eight traffic accidents, but no one was seriously injured. Two waste bins were set alight in Majorca along with a tree but the emergency service reported no serious incidents.


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