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Lodge accommodating skiing children caught fire

A LODGE in the village of Oravice in the northern Slovak region of Orava was on fire on February 14.

Fire of lodge in Oravice.(Source: SITA)

The building, with a brick ground floor and wooden upper floors, was accommodating children on a skiing trip from school when a fire started in the early morning. The flames required 40 firemen with 10 devices in order to be extinguished, including both professionals as well as volunteers from Vitanová, Zuberec, Liesek, Suchá Hora and Čimhová. Their efforts were complicated by the poorly accessible terrain. They succeeded at around 15:30, the SITA newswire wrote. Some of the firefighters remained on site to continue monitoring it for severl more hours.

Nobody was injured in the fire. The damage was assessed at €500,000. The cause will be investigated, and an expert team from the Fire-Technology and Expertise Institute of the Interior Ministry in Bratislava sent to help investigate the fire, has already arrived.  


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