A 64th man died in an apartment fire in Stalowa Wola (Podkarpackie Voivodeship). Firefighters also evacuated 25 tenants of the block. It is not known yet what caused the fire.
Firefighters received a report of a fire just before 3 a.m. on Friday. “At the same time as the fire was extinguished, 25 residents of the block were being evacuated. None of the residents required medical assistance,” said Brig. Marcin Betleja, spokesman for the provincial commander of the State Fire Service in Rzeszów.
Firefighters carried an unconscious man from the burning apartment. He was resuscitated. Despite resuscitation, his life could not be saved.
17 firefighters from the Stalowa Wola district were involved in the rescue and fire-fighting operation. It is not yet known what caused the fire. The causes of the fire will be investigated.
Nearly 200 fires, four people died. Firefighters’ call
Since October, the conventional start date of the winter heating season, firefighters from Podkarpacie have responded to nearly 200 fires in houses and apartments. Four people died and 13 were hospitalized with burns or fire smoke poisoning.
Firefighters encourage the installation of smoke detectors in apartments and houses. “The device will inform you about the initial stage of the fire, and thanks to this we are able to react, call for help, and save our lives and those of our loved ones,” said Brig. Marcin Betleja.
Main photo source: KP PSP in Stalowa Wola