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Koszalin. Fire in apartments in a block of flats. More than 20 people cannot return to their homes

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Residents of one of the blocks of flats in Koszalin have still not returned to their homes after Tuesday’s fire. Two people are staying in the school dormitory, the rest were helped by their families. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

24 people still cannot return to their apartments after a fire in a block of flats at Piłsudskiego Street in Koszalin, which occurred on Tuesday evening. Two of them are staying in a school dormitory provided by the city authorities, while the rest have found shelter with their families and relatives, the municipality announced on Wednesday.

The fire broke out on Tuesday around 6:25 p.m. in one of the apartments on the first floor of a two-story building at Piłsudskiego Street in Koszalin. The owner was not there. Three people were transported to the Emergency Department of the Koszalin provincial hospital, the remaining residents of the block were evacuated.

24 people had to leave their homes

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Andrzej Fulbiszewski, the city’s spokesman, told PAP on Wednesday that three injured people, with leg scratches and suspected exhaust gas poisoning, left the emergency room late on Tuesday evening.

Fulbiszewski said that after the rescue and fire-fighting operation, residents of the premises were able to return to their apartments from the staircase adjacent to the one where the fire occurred. When this became possible, five of the seven people who took advantage of the city-provided accommodation in the school dormitory on Tuesday returned home. However, there are still 24 people who cannot do it. The opinion of the construction supervision will be crucial in this matter.

Currently, there are two people staying in the school dormitory. The remaining 22 found shelter with their families and loved ones.

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According to Fulbiszewski, the city owns only one apartment in the building at ul. Piłsudskiego located on the second floor, above the premises that burned down. It is rented to two people. Before noon, after the inspection, the Residential Buildings Authority is to decide whether to renovate the apartment or find another apartment in the city resources for the current tenants. The remaining apartments have private owners.

The cause of the fire is being investigated. According to information provided by the municipality, there were “a huge number of books” in the apartment where the fire broke out.

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