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An 80-year-old man died in a house fire in Widacz (Subcarpathian Voivodeship). Nine fire brigades fought the fire. The police will explain the causes of the incident.

The fire, which occurred on Sunday night, was extinguished by nine fire brigades, including firefighters from the Frysztak Volunteer Fire Department. The information about the fire was received by the duty officer around 2 am.

– When the firefighters arrived, the whole wooden house was covered with fire. One person got out of the burning building and nothing happened. She informed the firefighters that there was still an 80-year-old in the building – said the spokesman of the Podkarpacie firefighters brigadier Marcin Betleja.

When the fire was partially extinguished, the firefighters entered and evacuated the man.

“Unfortunately, his life could not be saved,” the spokesman added.

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The causes of the fire are not yet known and will be explained by the police.

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A fire in a wooden house in WidaczOSP Frysztak

It’s time to check the chimneys

According to the data provided by Betleja, firefighters from Podkarpacie have already left up to 160 fires in apartments and houses since the beginning of September. Five people were taken to hospitals with burns or as a result of poisoning by fire smoke, two people died.

A spokesman for firefighters recalled that the heating season has started and it is time to check the devices used to heat houses and apartments.

– Let’s also check if the chimneys are clogged and there are no soot accumulations in them – he appealed.

Main photo source: OSP Frysztak



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