A hall was burning in Uhříněves, Prague, and the police evacuated dozens of people. Firefighters brought the fire under control iROZHLAS
“Units remain on the spot, we take turns in catching up, which took place all night. In the late evening we let some parts of the hall burn out. We are still catching up with drugstore goods, “Martin Kavka, a spokesman for the Prague fire brigade, told Radiožurnál on Monday morning.
The fire hit the hall in Bečovská Street, where, according to firefighters, drugstore goods were stored. Police officers on twitter they stated that due to the fire they closed Bečovská Street from the roundabout.
According to a ČTK reporter, convoys of cars began to form on the spot due to the closure, and traffic in Uhříněves collapsed. There were also people gathering around the enclosed area near the burning hall who wanted to see the fire. The director of the Prague fire brigade, Luděk Prudil, said that he advised people not to leave.
The burning hall partially collapsed. First, part of the side walls and then the roof structure collapsed. The place was also monitored from the air by a police helicopter and a fire drone.
Firefighters should not ventilate people in the area for preventive reasons. A chemical laboratory was called to the site. “Chemists measure the concentration of pollutants in the air, or in residential areas in the vicinity,” they added. “So far, zero values have been measured,” said Lucie Jelínková, a spokeswoman for the fire department, at around 6.30 pm at the scene of the fire.
Rescuers were also on site. Jana Poštová, a spokeswoman for the Prague ambulance service, said that they treated only one firefighter due to exhaustion. According to her, no one was injured in the fire.
Due to the fire in Uhříněves, firefighters gradually declared the third stage of the fire alarm. The fire alarm levels are three plus one special depending on the extent of the event and the intervention.
The damage after the fire of the storage hall in Prague’s Uhříněves was estimated at approximately 120 million. Firefighters and police investigators are still investigating the cause of the fire.
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