A fire broke out in an apartment in Peißenberg, Upper Bavaria, late Saturday evening. Neighbors are startled by "explosive noises" - and dial emergency services. When the fire brigade put out the fire, emergency services make a terrible discovery.
Two people died in a fire in an apartment in an apartment building in Bavaria. Presumably because of the fire gases, explosion noises also developed, as a spokesman for the police headquarters in Upper Bavaria South said. Firefighters went into the house with breathing apparatus to prevent the flames from spreading to neighboring apartments.
The "explosive noises" had startled the neighbors on Saturday evening around 9 p.m., who then reported the fire in Peißenberg, not far from Lake Starnberg, by emergency call. According to the police, the fire was extinguished around midnight. Three residents of the house with 24 residential units came to hospital for examination with suspected smoke inhalation.
The other residents were unharmed. During the extinguishing work, firefighters found the two bodies in the apartment. Their identity has not yet been clarified. "For this, forensic examinations are necessary," the police said. The cause of the fire also remains open for the time being. Fire investigators are investigating in all directions, the officials explained.
Most of the residents were able to return to their apartments after the building was checked by structural engineers. However, balconies are in danger of collapsing and had to be secured by the Federal Agency for Technical Relief. According to initial estimates, the damage should be in the high six-digit range.