Fires in vacant buildings aren’t exclusive to the U.S. Neither are associated deaths.
Fire broke out in an abandoned, dilapidated building in Prague, in the Czech Republic this week.
As you can tell by the video and from within the news reports listed below, firefighters arrived to find a significant amount of fire showing. Nine homeless people died in the blaze, but two people were also reportedly rescued. Officials report that the depot had been vacated for sometime and the electricity had been cut off. Candles were being used by the homeless inside the building.
“Vacant” doesn’t mean “Unoccupied”.
There were no firefighter injuries reported.
“Eight die in fire of building near Prague´s central bus station”, Czech Happenings
“Eight Die in City-Centre Prague Blaze”, Euro News
“Eight die in fire at Prague’s central bus station”, Prague Daily Monitor