Coburg (dpa / lby) - An 89-year-old man died in a fire in an apartment building in Coburg on Tuesday. In addition, a 64-year-old injured her leg when leaving the house and had to be treated medically, as the police headquarters in Lower Franconia announced. The other residents of the six- or seven-story house were brought to safety unharmed, a spokesman said. 58 people were registered in the building.
The fire was limited to the 89-year-old's apartment on the fourth floor, so the financial damage was limited, the police spokesman added. Only the apartment above had suffered from the smoke that had developed. The cause of the fire was initially unclear. A neighbor heard the smoke alarm in the apartment and called emergency services.