Gerlingen (dpa / lsw) - After the fire in an apartment building in Gerlingen (Ludwigsburg district), the police now estimate the damage to property at at least one million euros. The cause of the fire is still unknown, officials said on Monday.
Because the fire brigade could not bring the flames under control even after many hours, the two upper floors of the building were demolished on Friday. "We are currently examining whether the parts of the building that are still standing, badly damaged and currently inaccessible must be completely demolished," the police said. According to the officials, 20 people were treated for suspected smoke poisoning in the fire.