THE LIMBA guest house in Tatranská Kotlina in the Prešov region was engulfed by fire earlier on October 10, with Adrian Tropp of the District Headquarters of the Fire and Rescue Corps in Poprad confirming that the fire was immense.
Fire brigades were notified of the fire in the High Tatras shortly before 10:00. Head of the District Headquarters Ondrej Šproch later told the TASR newswire that the fire had been contained and currently additional measures are being carried out.
“The roof is being dismantled, smouldering fires are now being put out,” Šproch said. “The fire engulfed the entire roof and ceiling, but it shouldn’t spread further and endanger the surrounding area.” It remains unclear what caused the fire and where it started. No injuries were reported. Preliminary estimates evaluated damage to Limba at €400,000, as the building completely burnt down.
“The fire from the roof spread to the first floor and later to the ground floor, and our fire-fighters are still there,” an official from the Prešov Corps told TASR. “It was a complicated action, as the whole building was made of wood, and thus fires not only had to be extinguished but the guest house also had to be gradually disassembled.” A total of 29 fire-fighters from Poprad, Stará Ľubovňa, Kežmarok and Levoča with 14 pieces of equipment were despatched to put out the fires.
20. Oct 2014 at 0:00 | Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská