Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Five arrests made after arson at refugee home

Share this article

Five arrests made after arson at refugee home
Fire crews at the site of the fire. Photo: DPA
14:32 CET+01:00
After dozens of people were injured in a fire at a refugee home near Paderborn, western Germany, five residents of the home have been arrested.

A spokesperson for the police in North Rhine-Westphalia said on Friday that the men were suspected of having deliberately set light to a mattress.

Around 30 residents of the home were taken to hospital after the blaze on Thursday. One of them was seriously injured.

A further 24 people were treated at the site of the fire.

Fire crews were able to put out the fire on Thursday evening.

The fire had broken out at the former military barracks in Hövelhof-Staumühle on Thursday afternoon.

Around 500 people had been housed in the building. But it was almost completely destroyed by the flames.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

Advertisement

From our sponsors

Change the world with a master’s degree from Sweden’s Linköping University

Master’s students at world-leading Linköping University (LiU) aren’t there simply to study. They solve real-world problems alongside experts in fields that can create a better tomorrow. Do you have what it takes to join them?

Advertisement