Large-scale fire in Chernivtsi: Several hundred people evacuated from college

Source : 112 Ukraine

As a result of the fire, almost the entire roof of the transport college was damaged
15:15, 22 March 2018

A large-scale fire broke out in the building of the transport college on Thursday, March 22, in the center of Chernivtsi. This was reported by the local news agency Young Bukovyna with reference to the Emergency Service.

According to the Chernivtsi Mayor Oleksaiy Kaspruk, several hundred people were evacuated from the college building. It is still unknown what caused the fire, he said.

Rescuers are trying to localize the fire.

The official said that as a result of the fire, almost the entire roof of the college was damaged.

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According to preliminary data, there are no casualties due to the fire.

As the State Emergency Service noted, a report on the fire in the attic of the college was received at 11:48.

As of 13:03, the fire was localized. 16 units of equipment and 61 people of personnel are on the site.

The fire extinguishing continues.

As it was reported earlier, the fire at Shyroky Lan firing range occurred due to the violation of safety rules, - specifically because the perpetrator poured the flammable liquid into the fire, which resulted in fire spreading from the stove to his clothes and eventually the tent. Ivan Arefyev, the press secretary of the HQ of Ground Troops of Ukraine's Armed Forces in his commentary.

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