Alpirsbach (dpa / lsw) - After the fire in a home for asylum seekers in Alpirsbach (Freudenstadt district), a 36-year-old is in custody. As prosecutors and police announced on Friday, the man is strongly suspected of having started the fire. He had already been arrested on the night of the fire in the immediate vicinity of the crime scene. The homeless person had previously stayed at the accommodation. He was arrested for other offenses.
A 41-year-old resident was seriously injured in the fire Sunday night. He had escaped from the flames by jumping from the second floor of the house. The building, which housed about 25 people of different nationalities, is no longer habitable. The police put the damage at a six-figure sum.