12.02.2021 20:02 22.076
Major fire in Dresden: skyscraper evacuated, boy (2) dead!
On Friday afternoon there was a major fire in an apartment in Dresden-Johannstadt. The house was evacuated.
Dresden – A fire broke out in a skyscraper in the late Friday afternoon Dresdner Johannstadt district.
The fire brigade is on site with a large number. © xcitepress
As the fire brigade announced, the fire occurred in a residential building on Marschnerstrasse in the immediate vicinity of Strassburger Platz.
The fire broke out around 5:30 p.m.
The place of origin is an apartment on the fifth floor.
The building was completely evacuated.
The re were also some injuries, which is why the rescue service was on site with a large number.
The cause is so far unclear.
The fire brigade is still on site with around 90 emergency services.
The re are significant traffic obstructions around the site.
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Update, 7.46 p.m.: Two-year-old found dead
The weirs gain access via a turntable ladder. © Roland Halkasch
Rescue workers recovered a dead boy (2) from the apartment fire.
This was in the same apartment from which a 36-year-old woman was seriously injured and brought to a hospital.
The lady was rescued from the balcony of the house and had to be reanimated.
The police investigation is ongoing.
Update, 8:02 p.m.: Fire extinguished, 20 people and relatives are still looked after
The smoke column could be seen from the Neustadt as well as from the kennel. © private
A spokesman for the fire department announced that the fire has now been extinguished.
The surrounding floors and apartments are checked and ventilated by the emergency services.
The relatives of the dead child and the seriously injured woman are currently being looked after by a crisis intervention team.
About 20 people were taken out of the building to safety. You are currently in a bus operated by the Dresden Transport Authority.
Update, 8.45 p.m.: Fire brigade probably on duty until midnight
As the fire brigade announced in the evening, emergency services are gradually being withdrawn from the scene. “Contaminated respiratory protection technology and protective clothing will be exchanged on site,” it continues.
However, the inspection of the affected apartments will take more time. “We hope to be able to complete the operation by the fire department by midnight.”
The control and measurement measures are time-consuming and difficult to predict when they will end. It is therefore quite possible that the tenants will have to wait some longer in the DVB bus.
The Kripo continues to determine how the fire could have started.
Cover photo: Image montage: Xcitepress & Roland Halkasch
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