Fire at Zurich Carpenters’ Guildhouse cause death of Firefighter

z A Firefighter died of his injuries when the roof of the 14th century Zunfthaus (the carpenters’ guildhouse) in the centre of Zurich collapsed during a fire. The fire alarm was raised at 23:28 on Wednesday, 15th November 2007.

Firefighters first prevented the spread of fire from the four-storey building to neighbouring buildings, then entered to extinguish the fire. Unfortunately the roof collapsed, causing fatal injuries to one firefighter. Firefighters worked through the night to contain it and prevent it from spreading to neighboring buildings, but the bulding was pretty much destroyed. Seven other firefighters suffered minor injuries.

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