A fire seriously injured a couple in a small village near Sternberg and badly damaged their house. Two dogs also died. The cause of the fire is now being sought.
According to current knowledge, the fire first broke out in the porch, a room in front of the front door, and affected several rooms in the basement. Two of the four dogs in the home were killed by the fire. The homeowners were initially able to escape on their own. After that, the 71-year-old tried to save the animals, which failed. Both residents were taken to a clinic.
The fire brigade helped, extinguished the fire and found the dead animals. The damage was estimated at 150,000 euros. Experts are to examine the scene of the fire more closely in the next few days in order to clarify the cause of the fire.