Fire at Student Dormitory Building

The fire, which originated from a cabinet in a student’s room, was put out by 4 units of the fire department. Photo credit: South Moravian Fire Department (Hasiči JMK).

Brno, Feb 25 (BD) – On Saturday afternoon, a dormitory building for Brno University of Technology, located at Purkyňova street in Brno was evacuated due to the fire. A total of 77 students were evacuated, and the South Moravian Fire Department treated one person on the spot for smoke inhalation.

After the fire, the firefighters surveyed all 13 floors of the building. “An investigation calculated the damages to be worth up to CZK 200,000. The cause of the fire is still unknown, and an investigation is currently underway,” Petr Příkaský of South Moravian Fire Department said.

Photo: Fire trucks outside the dormitory building. Photo credit: South Moravian Fire Department (Hasiči JMK).

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