Monday, September 07, 2015
Five people were injured when a fire broke out at a refugee shelter in Germany early today, one of two such blazes to hit migrant emergency accommodation overnight, police said.
Police were investigating the causes of the fires which came after a spate of arson attacks against refugee homes amid a record influx of people fleeing war and poverty.
One of the fires destroyed dozens of portable homes and forced the evacuation of 80 refugees, in Rottenburg in the western state of Baden-Wurttemberg, said police.
Five people were injured after a fire broke out at this emergency refugee centre in Rottenburg am Neckar, Germany, overnight
Police were investigating the causes of the fire - and another at a asylum centre in Germany overnight - which came after a spate of arson attacks against refugee homes amid a record influx of people fleeing war and poverty
More than 100 firefighters were called to douse the flames.
Five people suffered injuries when they jumped from windows or had to be treated for smoke inhalation.
The other blaze hit buildings scheduled to become shelters in the town of Ebeleben in the state of Thuringia in the formerly communist east, causing no injuries.
Police said they did not rule out arson.