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Fire at Baumax store in Košice was probably arson

The likely cause of the overnight fire in the Baumax store in Košice on July 29 was arson, the spokeswoman of the Košice police department, JanaDemjanovičová, informed the SITA newswire.

The likely cause of the overnight fire in the Baumax store in Košice on July 29 was arson, the spokeswoman of the Košice police department, Jana
Demjanovičová, informed the SITA newswire.

Damages are estimated at between €300,000 and €500,000. The police investigator has already launched prosecution on charges of general endangerment. The perpetrator(s) could face a prison sentence of 4 to 10 years.

The Baumax store caught fire approximately thirty minutes after midnight on July 29. The fire started in the warehouse where, among other things, wooden pellets were stored. Because the building had properly built fireproof walls, the fire did not spread to the retail zone.

The fire was extinguished by 37 fire fighters and sixteen fire engines from Košice, Rožňava and Trebišov, as well as fire fighters from the national railway network operator Železnice Slovenskej Republiky (ŽSR) and from U.S. Steel Košice. Three fire fighters were slightly injured. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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