Firefighters learned about the fire in the apartment in Partizánů Street in Polabiné three minutes before one o’clock on Sunday night. One professional and two volunteer firefighting units went to the scene.
The policemen, who were on the scene before the firemen, evacuated eight people from the third floor. “Then we took over the reins of the intervention. It was not possible to set up a ladder, so we conducted the intervention only through the internal intervention route and one stream was used to extinguish the fire. In the event of a fire, we deployed positive pressure ventilation and for evacuation we used evacuation masks. So we evacuated fifteen people from the house,” explained Jakub Stryka, the regional spokesman for the fire department.
Firefighters checked the upper floors of the home and found that all residents were OK. All floors were then ventilated. The evacuees were waiting in the side entrance. After the fire was extinguished, they were able to return to their apartments.
“One person was injured in the fire and was taken away by the medical emergency service for examination. Preliminary damage was determined by the fire investigator at 2 million crowns, the cause of the fire is the subject of an investigation,” added Stryka.
Another fire early in the morning
Firefighters also went to Polabin early in the morning. At 5:36 a.m., a fire was reported in an apartment on the fifth floor of a building in Ohrazenická Street. Units from the central Pardubice fire station and voluntary units from Staré Hradiště and Srch were sent to the scene.
The fire was caused by the battery of a stick vacuum cleaner being charged. “What was interesting in this case was that the fire, which started in a closed room, extinguished itself before the arrival of the units. As the smoke quickly filled the room, the fire self-extinguished. “Depending on the unfavorable ventilation conditions, the oxygen concentration in the area affected by the fire dropped to such a limit that the flame burning stops,” Stryka described.
Firefighters ventilated the apartment with positive pressure ventilation, checked the area with a thermal camera and then handed over the scene to the owner. No one was injured in the fire, preliminary damage was estimated by the investigator at 50 thousand crowns.