Following a fire at a refugee shelter in Berlin, Friedena’s former town hall in Preslaver Platz / Nightstrass is about to house about 128 residents in another shelter. To protect them from the cold, people were initially maintained on buses by the German Red Cross, according to a fire department spokesman on Monday evening.
Three people had to be treated for exposure to smoke gas, and one was taken to hospital. The fire brigade previously assessed the situation around the shelter as chaotic and announced on Twitter that it was approaching an action under the key word “mass accident”.
After a while, firefighters were able to make it all clear: “Every time a fire breaks out in a building where many people live in a limited area, a” mass accident “is declared as a precaution,” a spokesman for Takespeekal said.
The fire was not deliberately started, as police announced Tuesday. Police tweeted Tuesday that no other criminal background was found. Electronic devices are more likely to be mishandled and / or technically defective.
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Decorative items caught fire in a room on the second floor. A total of six rooms were affected, the district office said. The smoke spread somewhat around the house.
The fire brigade was able to extinguish the fire in about 25 minutes, and the post-extinguishing work only lasted a short time. He was active with about 100 people. The Preslaver flats were lined with numerous fire engines and ambulances.
At the site, many were wrapped in blankets and seated in PVG buses with mouth and nose protection. By 8pm it was clear residents could not return to the building. According to police, they were to be housed at a shelter in Golditross in the Templehof district.