The barn burned down completely, and with it the agricultural equipment – this is the result of a fire that took place on Sunday night in the village of Piotrów-Porębiska near Kielce (Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship). Nearly 40 firefighters participated in the firefighting operation. The roof collapsed the moment they got there.
Firefighters received a report about a burning barn in Piotrów-Porębiska in the night from Sunday to Monday (June 18 to 19) after midnight. Nine fire brigades – 39 rescuers were sent to the spot.
Firefighters: The building collapsed
Firefighters saw the building completely engulfed in flames. – After the arrival of the first hosts, the roof of the structure collapsed. The activities lasted a long time, because they ended only after 3.5 hours – tells us senior fire master Beata Gizowska, press officer of the Kielce fire brigade.
After putting out the fire and protecting the surrounding buildings from ignition, firefighters removed the burnt elements and checked the burnt area with a thermal imaging camera. In addition to the barn, the farm equipment in it, including a grinder and a trailer for collecting hay, burned down.
Garage fire in Kielce
On the same night, firemen from Świętokrzyskie also left for another fire, this time in the capital of the province. Around 1.30 am, they received a report of a fire at Chopina Street in Kielce, in a housing estate of terraced houses. Two teams of 11 firefighters rushed to the spot.
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The fire involved the front of the garage and a car parked in front of it. The actions of the fire brigade included securing and extinguishing the car, then the vehicle was pulled away and the garage door was forcefully opened, where a small amount of the collected materials burned (…). At the end, the fire pit and the adjacent garages were checked with a thermal imaging camera, excluding threats, Gizowska informed.
On Sunday afternoon, around 4 pm, Kielce firefighters were dispatched to Skrzetlewska Street, where an abandoned residential building was on fire.
– Fortunately, there was no one in the vacant lot – Beata Gizowska told us.
Fire investigations in and around Kielce are conducted by the police. – For now, it is too early to say whether arson was involved in these cases – junior aspirant Małgorzata Perkowska-Kiepas from the Kielce police station told us.
Main photo source: KM PSP in Kielce