In the community Obfelden ZH A fire broke out in an apartment building at around 4.15 p.m. this afternoon. According to the Zurich canton police, no people were injured.
The fire spread from a balcony to the roof, as videos and pictures from reader reporters showed. Black clouds of smoke rose and could be seen far around.
Two apartments completely destroyed by fire
The deployed emergency services immediately began to extinguish the fire and quickly brought the fire under control. All residents of the property were able to leave the building in good time and were unharmed. “According to current knowledge, the fire broke out on the terrace of an attic apartment and subsequently spread to the roof,” wrote the canton police in a press release.
The top two apartments were completely destroyed by the fire and can currently no longer be inhabited. The affected tenants were able to stay with relatives or the municipality organized appropriate accommodation.
The cause of the fire is still unclear
The fire caused property damage of several hundred thousand francs. The exact cause of the fire is still unclear and is being investigated by the fire investigation service.
Because of the fire, the Dorfstrasse between Muristrasse and Ottenbacherstrasse had to be closed to private traffic for almost four hours. The fire department set up a diversion. The bus operation could be maintained. (ct)