After deflagration in Essen: Neighbor saves family from apartment on fire

Eat – Only thanks to the heroic efforts of a neighbor could worse be prevented here.

In an apartment in an apartment building in Essen-Frohnhausen there was a deflagration on Saturday evening around 8.30 p.m. – possibly triggered by an ethanol stove.

As the fire brigade reported on Sunday, a neighbor heard the bang from a family’s apartment and immediately rushed to help. He tipped a bucket of water on his father (43), whose clothes had caught fire, helped all family members outside and then put out the fire in the apartment.

The father was seriously injured and, according to the police, was in mortal danger. The mother (42) and a child (6) also came to the clinic seriously injured. Two other children (7, 11) and the family dog ​​were unharmed.

According to the fire department, the apartment is uninhabitable. The amount of the damage and the exact cause of the fire were initially unclear.


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