The Estonian orphanage fire


On Sunday, February 20, at a residence for young children in Haapsalu on fire. According to initial data, the ten children's home were killed.

Rescuers got the message in 14.30. As spokesman of the West Estonian Rescue Centre Viktor Saaremets news portal ERR, which, according to initial data, killed ten children's home. The hospital had been delivered 10 children and one adult.

The causes of fire are under investigation.

By the time rescuers on the scene, the wooden building blazing flame. Rescuers carried out of the burning house ten people and others were evacuated. In total, the building is 37 children and 9 adults.

The fire was brought under control by 16.24, the building is partially destroyed, the damage from the fire and the heat got the whole building.

As chief editor Laane Elu Ivar Soopan news portal ERR, the building caught fire very quickly. The dead were from the Department of lying — that part of the building, which has suffered the most.

Vice Mayor Haapsalu Peeter Wickman said news portal ERR, which are distributed in the evacuated children from a nearby orphanage, home to more adult children and two — in a sanatorium boarding school.

For decisions on further action in Haapsalu held an emergency meeting of city government, which was attended by Elder, vice-mayor, the police and emergency services.

Children's home the baby, which was located on the street in Haapsalu Kastani resided orphans and children abandoned by their parents. All the orphanage — children with severe or profound disability. Many of them are for the movement of the wheelchair.

Children's home, where there was a fire, opened on October 1, 1950.


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