People evacuated from fire in nine-store building in Riga

  • 2023-02-06
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - On Monday morning, dozens of people were evacuated from a fire in a nine-store building in Riga, LETA learned from the State Fire and Rescue Service.

Rescuers at 10.24 received a call to Jurkalnes Street in Riga, where an apartment was on fire on the sixth floor of a nine-storey building. Household goods and furniture were on fire with an open flame in an area of 40 square meters.

Firefighters rescued three people who were handed to medics. 33 other people were also evacuated.

At 11:30 the fire was contained. Now the rooms are being aired.

30 firefighters participated in the fire extinguishing and rescue works.