Fire at children’s home, no injuries reported

A fire began with an arson attack on a car spread to the roof of a nearby children’s home in Likavka, close to the city of Ružomberok October 1, but no children were injured.

A fire began with an arson attack on a car spread to the roof of a nearby children’s home in Likavka, close to the city of Ružomberok October 1, but no children were injured.

An unknown perpetrator set a parked car on fire and later the building caught fire, too. At the time, there were 10 people in the children’s home, but nobody was injured, Radko Moravčík, spokesman for the Regional Police Corps in Zilina informed the TASR newswire. He estimated the damage at €21,000. If convicted, the arsonist faces up to 15 years in prison for a serious crime of general threat to public.

“A neighbour saw the fire and reported it, at around 2:00 at night,” Ján Ondruška of the district fire fighting and rescue team told the SITA newswire. “Within an hour, we localised and limited the fire, and around 5:00, we extinguished it. By the time we arrived, children and employees of the home were already evacuated.”

(Source: TASR, SITA)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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