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Fire engulfs Howald apartment
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Fire engulfs Howald apartment

18.05.2015 From our online archive
It was just before midday on Sunday when residents of a large apartment building in Howald spotted thick, black smoke billowing from a window of one apartment on the sixth floor.

It was just before midday on Sunday when residents of a large apartment building in Howald spotted thick, black smoke billowing from a window of one apartment on the sixth floor.

The emergency services were promptly called to the scene on route de Thionville and six firefighters wearing special protective outfits managed to enter the apartment equipped with infrared cameras to help located anyone that might be trapped inside.

Luckily however, nobody was at home at the time and the fire was quickly extinguished.

No injuries or symptoms of smoke inhalation were reported and despite a total of 22 firefighters visiting the location of the fire, the cause is not known at this stage and an investigation has been launched.

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