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Negligent arson? After apartment building fire, the Kripo investigates against a resident

2023-11-29T16:10:18.805Z

Highlights: Negligent arson? After apartment building fire, the Kripo investigates against a resident. The police are investigating and have a suspicion: hot ash could have been the cause. Two families lost their homes in the disaster. The house in the district of Osterhofen is currently not habitable. The Presidium estimates the property damage at a sum in the "low six-digit range". The investigators of the Criminal Investigation Service have taken over the investigations into the exact cause of the fire on site.



Status: 29.11.2023, 16:53 PM

By: Dominik Stallein

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On Tuesday, a residential building burned in Königsdorf. Now the police are investigating - and they have a suspicion © Sabine Hermsdorf-Hiss

On Tuesday, a residential building in Königsdorf burned. The police are investigating and have a suspicion: hot ash could have been the cause.

Königsdorf – The day after the apartment fire, the criminal investigation department reports with an initial classification of the accident. Two families lost their homes in the disaster. The house in the district of Osterhofen is currently not habitable. As reported, a woodshed had burned on Tuesday, then the flames spread to the apartment building, destroying the attic and the first floor of the building.

Negligent arson? After residential building fire in Königsdorf, the Kripo investigates against residents

In addition to paramedics, emergency doctors and over 60 firefighters, officers from the criminal investigation department were also in Königsdorf. The investigators of the Criminal Investigation Service of the Criminal Investigation Department in Weilheim have taken over the investigations into the exact cause of the fire on site. "According to previous findings, the fire had spread via the garbage can house to the adjacent building," the Upper Bavaria South police headquarters said. The investigations of the Kripo revealed that the fire had probably been caused by ash residues.

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Hot ash in the garbage can triggers an apartment fire? This is the theory that the police are pursuing

A resident of the house had thrown them into a garbage can shortly before – without noticing that there were still glowing residues in it. "He is now being investigated for negligent arson," police said. The Presidium estimates the property damage at a sum in the "low six-digit range".

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