At least 19 people injured in fire in Spreitenbach AG

At least 19 people injured in fire in Spreitenbach AG
At least 19 people injured in fire in Spreitenbach AG

14 injured after fire – hundreds of emergency services on site

A fire broke out in an eleven-story apartment block in Spreitenbach, Aargau. Numerous people had to be taken to hospital. Several hundred emergency services were on site.

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During the night of Monday, a fire broke out in the entrance area of ​​an eleven-story apartment block in Spreitenbach AG for reasons that are not yet clear. 14 people were injured, one of them seriously. 31 other people were temporarily evacuated.

The fire broke out in the entrance area of ​​the apartment building for reasons still unknown, and the fire brigade was alerted by a fire alarm system at 2:50 a.m. The Aargau cantonal police told a reporter from the Keystone-SDA news agency that this was on site.

The smoke spread quickly through the stairwell. Residents called the emergency services because they noticed smoke in their apartments. The fire was quickly extinguished, the police said, but the cause of the fire is not yet clear. The evacuees were able to return to their apartments during the course of the morning.

Several hundred emergency personnel on site

Several hundred emergency personnel were on site, including the fire brigade, police and paramedics, as well as the disaster response unit of the canton of Aargau (KKE). The police initially assumed that 19 people were injured after inhaling smoke. However, five of them recovered quickly once they were out in the fresh air, the police reported.

The affected apartment building is located on Bahnhofstrasse in Spreitenbach in a residential area with many high-rise buildings. The Spreitenbach-Killwangen fire department has its depot just a few hundred meters away. The cantonal police are still looking for witnesses to clarify the cause of the fire.

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