In Zell am See (Pinzgau) the fire brigade extinguished an apartment fire on Wednesday night. There was heavy smoke development. A resident was rescued during the operation.
When they arrived, the emergency services launched a so-called “external attack” to cool the facade of the house and the roof. Then a fire fighting party with heavy breathing protection was sent into the house. The men rescued the owner of the burning apartment and took him outside. According to initial information, he is said to have suffered minor injuries from smoke. The Pinzgauer received first aid from the Red Cross.
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Other apartments can still be used
At the same time, fire fighters prevented the flames from spreading to other apartments and the roof structure. The fire was quickly brought under control. Water suction devices were then used against the large amount of extinguishing water so that those who died under the fire did not have to move out to emergency shelters. Experts from the criminal police and the fire brigade are now determining the exact cause of the fire.