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Wardenburg near Oldenburg: Fire in a nursing home


A fire broke out in a home for seniors in Wardenburg for an unknown reason. Three residents were killed. Six others suffered serious injuries.

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Emergency services from the fire brigade and rescue service in front of the retirement home in Südmoslesfehn


Hauke ​​Christian Dittrich / dpa

Three people died in a fire in a retirement home in southern Moslesfehn.

They probably died from smoke gases, said a fire department spokesman on Sunday evening.

Six other seniors were seriously injured.

The remaining residents were rescued from their rooms.

Südmoslesfehn is a district of the municipality of Wardenburg near Oldenburg.

"The civil courage of residents and neighbors was very great, they helped the nurses with the evacuation, that worked well," said fire department spokesman Max Eilers.

What exactly caused the fire is still unclear.

The fire was noticed because the fire detectors in the old people's and nursing home sounded the alarm and the fire brigade was alerted directly.

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire.

The injured were taken to nearby hospitals.

The remaining residents were first medically examined by the emergency services in a neighboring building of the nursing home in a dining room.

Other accommodation options were sought for them for the night.

The home had room for 37 people.

According to the spokesman, it was fully booked.


Source: spiegel

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