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Germany: Fire blazes through parts of refugee shelter in Wernau02:08

Germany: Fire blazes through parts of refugee shelter in Wernau

Germany, Wernau
February 25, 2017 at 05:34 GMT -00:00 · Published

A fire broke out at a refugee shelter in Wernau, Baden-Wuerttemberg, on Friday, destroying three of the camps housing units.

Reutlingen Police spokesperson Michael Schaal said that a police patrol noticed the fire at around midnight, after which they immediately cleared the shelter. Fortunately nobody was injured as a result of the fire, however three of the living units completely burned down. The fire brigade rushed to the scene and brought the fire under control.

The shelter has around 40 living units which accommodate 120 asylum seekers. Those living in the three affected units are being housed elsewhere.

The cause of the fire is still unclear. According to police reports there is currently no indication of a xenophobic attack.

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A fire broke out at a refugee shelter in Wernau, Baden-Wuerttemberg, on Friday, destroying three of the camps housing units.

Reutlingen Police spokesperson Michael Schaal said that a police patrol noticed the fire at around midnight, after which they immediately cleared the shelter. Fortunately nobody was injured as a result of the fire, however three of the living units completely burned down. The fire brigade rushed to the scene and brought the fire under control.

The shelter has around 40 living units which accommodate 120 asylum seekers. Those living in the three affected units are being housed elsewhere.

The cause of the fire is still unclear. According to police reports there is currently no indication of a xenophobic attack.

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