Fire at Traumatology Institute localized (UPDATE-3) (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 24 / Trend K.Zarbaliyeva /
The roof of the Traumatology Institute located in the Sabail district of Baku (next to "Malakan garden") has caught fire, the Sabail District Police Department No.39 told Trend.
The roof caught fire at about 10 a.m. (Baku time).
Initially four firefighting teams and fire trucks were involved in extinguishing the fire, our correspondent reported from the scene. No information about victims has yet been received.
At present, the firefighters are trying to prevent the fire from spreading to the residential building located next to the Institute, the Azerbaijani Emergency Situations Ministry's employee told Trend.
The number of fire engines involved in the fire extinguishing operations has been increased to 15.
Flames have been localized and there is no threat of its spread to neighboring buildings, Deputy Emergency Situations Minister Etibar Mirzoyev told journalists. Work to eliminate the fire is underway. According to him, the flames covered an area of 800-1,000 square meters.
The fire did not hurt anyone, he said. A woman suffering from heart disease was evacuated from nearby buildings and she received the necessary medical care, he added.
Mirzoyev said causes of the fire, for the elimination of which involved more than 25 units of the ministry's equipment, are unknown.