(ANSA) - BARI, MAY 17 - The fire that broke out in the basement of the emergency room of the Bari Polyclinic was extinguished by the firefighters who are taking steps to secure the area dedicated to emergencies, which has been evacuated, including the red area where they are Covid patients who have been transferred to external containers have been hospitalized.
At the moment there are no news of injured or intoxicated.
In the area of the emergency room and the Asclepios pavilion there is still smoke and a strong smell of burning. According to what was known by people present on the spot, the flames affected the waste deposit (including plastic and treated hospital waste), which is located in the basement of the first aid, and were extinguished by the numerous fire brigade teams who rushed to the place. The brigade also suspended the electricity supply throughout the Asclepios pavilion for a few tens of minutes in order to be able to work on insecurity. Now the electricity has been reactivated and it seems that the situation is slowly returning to normal. (HANDLE).