Alpirsbach (dpa / lsw) - A 25-year-old resident is said to be responsible for a fire in a facility for mentally ill people in Alpirsbach (Freudenstadt district). The man is strongly suspected of starting the fire in a room on the ground floor last week, police and prosecutors said on Monday. An investigating judge has since ordered the suspect's temporary placement in a psychiatric hospital.
Four people living in the living quarters suffered mild smoke inhalation from the fire. The building has been uninhabitable ever since; the 15 residents had been housed elsewhere. The damage is estimated at around 450,000 euros.