A fire in a shop in a shopping center in Schwelm caused damage in the millions on Friday afternoon. Three people were taken to hospital with suspected smoke inhalation. The cause of the fire was initially unclear, according to the police. The police estimated the damage at around two million euros. The entire center had been cleared and the access roads had been closed off. As usual, the scene of the fire was confiscated to investigate the cause of the fire.
As the Schwelm fire department announced in the evening, the fire broke out on the first floor. There was heavy smoke development. The fire was quickly extinguished. To be on the safe side, firefighters searched the area for people. "Fortunately, everyone had already left the building," it said.
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