Fire in migrant center in Germany injures about 50 (UPDATE)
01:34 (GMT+4) Over 50 people were injured, at least one of them gravely, in a fire in a migrant center in a municipality of Hoevelhof in western Germany, Sputnik reported.
Military barracks housing refugees caught fire at around 3:30 p.m. local time (14:30 GMT) and spread to the surrounding houses, as the building of the migrant center burned down completely, according to WDR 2 radio broadcaster, citing the spokesperson of the local police department.
According to the outlet, the rescue teams brought 30 people to hospital with 27 more, including two firefighters, treated at the scene.
As of now, the cause of the fire is undetermined and the experts will reportedly examine the site on Friday.
00:27 (GMT+4) A building housing refugees in western Germany has caught fire, with over a hundred firefighters and police called in to battle the blaze, RT reported.
The fire erupted at a Staumuhle refugee compound located in North Rhine-Westphalia, Neue Westfalische reports. Some 110 firefighters and around 90 rescue workers from several departments have been called in to tackle the blaze.
A picture posted on the website of the news outlet showed a one-storey house with huge plumes of smoke coming out of it.
More than 50 people have been treated for smoke inhalation, the outlet adds citing officials.
The building is part of a refugee facility in the community of Staumuhle, housing 497 asylum-seekers.
On Tuesday, police were called to the same refugee compound to stop a reported fight involving dozens of people, Neue Westfalische reports. Police detained four suspects, the outlet says citing investigators.
A massive brawl involving dozens of refugees at the facility was also reported in May of last year. Several people received minor injuries.