Willstatt
Restaurant burns out: Injured and hundreds of thousands of damage

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Firefighters stand together to discuss the operation. Photo: David Inderlied/dpa/Symbolbild

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The fire in a restaurant in Willstätt in the Ortenau district caused damage of several hundred thousand euros. As the police announced on Wednesday evening, the fire broke out in the afternoon. It is believed that a pot forgotten on the stove could have been the cause. A fire expert would have to determine that. Two people were taken to hospital with smoke inhalation. The flames had also come out of the attic, it was said. The building is uninhabitable. There was no further information as to whether there were apartments in the building.

In the event of a fire in a restaurant Willstatt Damage of several hundred thousand euros has occurred in the district of Ortenau. As the police announced on Wednesday evening, the fire broke out in the afternoon. It is believed that a pot forgotten on the stove could have been the cause. A fire expert would have to determine that. Two people were taken to hospital with smoke inhalation. The flames had also come out of the attic, it was said. The building is uninhabitable. There was no further information as to whether there were apartments in the building.

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