Salzlandkreis (dpa/sa) - Several children were slightly injured by a fire in an apartment building in Aschersleben (Salzlandkreis). As the police announced on Wednesday, unknown persons had set fire to a stack of newspapers on the basement stairs early Wednesday morning. Several residents were made aware of the fire by the smell of fire in the hallway.
The fire brigade was on site and quickly extinguished the fire. Three children were taken to hospital with suspected smoke inhalation. "All other residents were unharmed and were able to return to the apartments after ventilation," the police said. The investigations are ongoing.