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Bialystok. Fire in the block. Residents were evacuated, five people were taken to the hospital

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A fire broke out in one of the blocks of flats at Barszczańska Street in Białystok in the morning. Firefighters evacuated 44 people. Five were hospitalized. The fire was located in the basement. Five fire engines were at the scene.

On Wednesday (February 22) at 4.15 the fire brigade received a report of a fire in a block of flats at ul. Barszczańska 1 in Białystok.

The fire was located in a box in the basement.

Some residents had to be evacuated via the balconyKW PSP in Bialystok

Fire department: 44 people were evacuated, five people were hospitalized

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According to the junior brigadier Piotr Chojnowski, spokesman for the Podlasie Provincial Commander of the State Fire Service, due to the smoke, the residents had to be evacuated from the block.

The fire was located in the basement KW PSP in Bialystok

– 44 people were evacuated, including three children – he reports. He adds: – Five people were evacuated using a mechanical ladder, and 12 with the use of leaning ladders. The rest were evacuated via the staircase.

Five people were hospitalized due to carbon monoxide poisoning, according to the fire service.

The action ended before 7 am. Five fire brigades participated in it. Residents have already returned to their premises.

The fire started in one of the boxes in the basementKW PSP in Bialystok

Main photo source: KW PSP in Bialystok

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