Berlin-Neukölln: One dead in a fire in a retirement home in Neukölln

A woman died in a fire in a retirement home in Berlin-Neukölln on Sunday morning.

Berlin-Neukölln: One dead in a fire in a retirement home in Neukölln

A woman died in a fire in a retirement home in Berlin-Neukölln on Sunday morning. According to the Berlin police, the investigations so far point to negligent arson.

As the police announced on Sunday afternoon, a nurse at the retirement home on Schudomastrasse reported a fire in one of the patient rooms on the third floor at around 6.40 a.m. Firefighters put out the flames there.

In the room where the fire was discovered, the emergency services found a dead person after the end of the extinguishing work. According to initial findings, it is highly likely that the 74-year-old resident is involved. According to the police, a final identification is still pending. The further investigations are carried out by a fire department of the State Criminal Police Office.

A 97-year-old resident and the 32-year-old nurse were taken to hospital with suspected smoke inhalation. Two other seniors, aged 82 and 92, were also forced to leave their room. According to the police, they had no complaints and were later accommodated on other floors of the care facility. According to the fire department, the fire was quickly brought under control. At times around 100 firefighters were on duty.

Fire brigade tweet report of the "Berliner Zeitung" press release of the police

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