Woman died in apartment fire in Ohlsdorf

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Created: 31.05.2022Updated: 05/31/2022, 09:05 am

Von: Dominick Waldeck and Elias Bartl


The fire quickly spread through the apartment. Toxic smoke comes out of the windows. © Dominick Waldeck

A woman died in an apartment fire in Ohlsdorf during the night. A man was injured. The police are now investigating how the fire could have started.

Hamburg – On Monday evening, May 30th, 2022, around 11:35 p.m. local residents noticed that there was a fire in the backyard of an apartment building on Fuhlsbüttler Strasse. Flames are believed to be shooting out of a ground floor window. At the same time, further calls are received by the rescue control center of the Hamburg fire brigade. The residents should still be in the apartment. A fire engine from the Hamburg fire brigade and the volunteer fire brigade from Alsterdorf arrive together with the rescue service. The location of the caller can be confirmed on site. Flames are shooting out of a window on the back of the building, and thick smoke is coming out of other windows. Several emergency services begin to rescue people.

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Fire brigade in Hamburg: woman died in an apartment fire in Ohlsdorf

Two people are pulled out of the apartment by the rescuers. A woman has to be resuscitated on the sidewalk in front of the apartment building, but unfortunately any help comes too late for her. The emergency doctor can only determine the death of the lady. A man who was also in the fire apartment suffered from smoke inhalation and was taken to a nearby hospital.

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Rescuers try to revive the woman on the street.
Rescuers try to revive the woman on the street. © Dominick Waldeck

How it came to the fire is still unclear at this time. The Hamburg police could not confirm witness statements about two bangs and suspected arson. The fire investigators of the LKA will now start the investigation and clarify why the woman died in the flames.