Fire brigade saves 13 parakeets from burning flat in Rotterdam-West

The cause of the kitchen fire is not yet known, according to a spokesman for the fire service. A witness reports that a dead parakeet was also removed from the house.


The man who lives in the flat and according to police is 52 years old, kept wanting to return to his house after the fire was extinguished. According to the fire service, he was very upset. But because of the damage his apartment suffered from the fire, that was not an option at the time.

He first had to go to the hospital to assess how much damage the smoke had done to his health. His resistance to go with the paramedics of the ambulance was so fierce that the police had to handcuff him, the spokesman said.