Sonneberg: 27 injured, some seriously, in fire at social facility

Sonneberg: 27 injured, some seriously, in fire at social facility

27 people were injured in a fire at an assisted living facility in sonneberg, thuringia. According to the police, a fire with heavy smoke broke out in the heating room shortly after 11 p.M. On saturday.

Many of the 40 or so residents had to be rescued from the building with the help of the fire department. Other residents were taken out of the facility using rescue masks via the stairwells.23 of them were slightly injured, four went to hospital seriously injured. Most of the injured suffered from smoke inhalation.

The uninjured residents were housed in the district center until further notice.

The building is uninhabitable until further notice. The cause of the fire is still completely unclear. While the german red cross was worried about the residents, the mayor of sonneberg was also on site to get a picture of the situation.

According to the police, the total damage is close to one million euros. Both senior citizens and people with disabilities live in the facility.

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