A fire almost completely destroyed housing for refugees from Ukraine in the German commune of Gross-Strömkendorf in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Spiegel writes about it.
"All 14 residents were able to leave the premises unharmed. The three employees are also fine," said a representative of Northwest Mecklenburg County.
According to the police, the fire that happened on Thursday night probably started due to arson. Earlier on Wednesday, the police visited a residential premises - a hotel due to graffiti with a swastika on the entrance sign.
"Based on my many years of experience as a firefighter, I currently assume that the fire was set on purpose," said a local authority representative. According to the police, the fire expert must find out the exact cause of the fire.
Residents of the building were moved to another building immediately after the fire, a district spokesman said. Almost 120 emergency services and about 20 ambulances were on the scene.
When the fire brigade arrived, hotel employees and some passers-by were already trying to fight the fire with fire extinguishers. The entire thatched roof burned.
"The roof collapsed right before my eyes. Only the outer walls are still standing," said the representative of the district. In the photos published in the mass media, one can see meter-long tongues of flame and heavy smoke. At the same time, there were great fears that the fire would spread to neighboring houses, but this was prevented.