32 refugees survive a refugee housing fire in the Black Forest

32 refugees survived a massive fire, which broke out in a home for young refugees in the Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district. The fire led to the house being completely engulfed in flames, and the police estimated the losses at hundreds of thousands of euros. Residents near the house had notified the fire department after seeing smoke rising from the house.

The firefighters managed to evacuate the house. The house was completely burned and was uninhabitable. According to a representative of the “Timeout-Stiftung” Foundation, the house was inhabited by 32 young refugees, including minors. It was decided to rehouse the young people in the city of “Freiburg”, which is located near the site of the fire. The Timeout Foundation issued a press release stating that the cause of the fire was unclear, and that the Fire Department and Criminal Police Authority would investigate to determine the cause of the fire. The fire started in the eastern wing of the house, and led to the complete burning of the roof. The burned house was built in 2019. It was initially allocated to accommodate students absent from school, before being allocated to accommodate refugees. The Minister-President of the State of Württemberg, Kretschmann, visited the building 6 months ago.

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