What happened there in Ottensheim (Upper Austria)? The fire brigade apparently had to break open the door of a smoky apartment – there is one death to regret.
The operation started at 2:55 pm. Three fire brigades – from Ottensheim, Walding and Höflein – were called to Linzer Strasse in the center of Ottensheim. The reason for the action was a smoky apartment on the first floor.
According to initial information, the fire brigade had to break open the apartment because it was locked from the inside. The fire itself was perhaps the smallest problem, it would be a small fire.
But there were three people in the apartment, one of whom had to be resuscitated from the Mühlviertel – no burns, flue gas would be the problem. But the attempts were unsuccessful – the 72-year-old man died. The other two people were virtually unharmed and are being cared for by the Red Cross crisis intervention team.
The operation has now been completed and the Red Cross and the fire brigade have left. The cause of the fire and the exact extent of the accident are still unclear – krone.at will report as soon as there is new information.