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Three escape house fire in Luxembourg City
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Three escape house fire in Luxembourg City

19.01.2014 From our online archive
Fire raged through in a family home on Montée de la Pétrusse in the capital on Saturday night completely destroying the building. Three people were in the building at the time.

(ADW) Fire raged through in a family home on Montée de la Pétrusse in the capital on Saturday night completely destroying the building. Three people were in the building at the time.

When firefighters arrived flames were already ravishing the roof area but fortunately the three residents managed to escape the building unharmed.

Inhabitants of the adjoining houses were evacuated as a precaution while firefighters tackled the blaze.

With a total of eight vehicles and 20 firefighters the fire was prevented from spreading beyond the house and eventually extinguished shortly after midnight. However the building was deemed uninhabitable and residents were forced to take shelter with friends.

During the emergency Montée de la Pétrusse and the rue de Prague had to be closed.

According to the first investigations the fire was caused by a short circuit.