A massive fire almost completely destroyed a 16-story residential tower in Milan in the north of Italy. People from 70 apartments were evacuated from the block, the structure of which was probably damaged. There is no information about any victims so far.
You can even see fire and clouds of smoke from the distant quarters of Milan. 17 firefighters arrived at the site. It is not yet known what was the cause of the fire, which on Sunday quickly spread to virtually the entire building, over 60 meters high, located in the southern part of the city. Giuseppe Sala, the mayor of the capital of Lombardy, is there, and there are also prosecutors. The first findings show that the fire broke out in an apartment on the 15th floor and spread quickly.
People from 70 apartments were quickly evacuated. The building, known as the Moro Tower, built in 2011, also has two underground levels. Firemen try to reach all apartments and levels to check that no one is trapped inside. Sala’s mayor said firefighters have been reporting many burned cars in garages.
Main photo source: EPA / PAOLO SALMOIRAGO