A 55-year-old man from Ħal Balzan has been hospitalised and certified as having sustained serious injuries in a fire that broke out in a Birkirkara residence last night.
According to the police, the incident happened at midnight yesterday at a residence in Triq il-Papa Piju XII in Birkirkara.
Police officers and members of the Civil Protection Department responded to a call for assistance.
A medical team was also present at the scene of the fire and administered first aid to the man.
He was later taken to Mater Dei Hospital for treatment.
A magisterial inquiry is being led by Magistrate Nadine Lia as district police continue with the investigations.
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