Fire in Italian historical town damages several buildings

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A moment of the fire (picture from: http://www.laprovinciadivarese.it/stories/verbano-e-valli/mostruoso-incendio-a-luino-20-sfollati_1164847_11/)

A fire broke out in the historic  center of Luino (Italy). For reasons still under investigation a roof of a house situated on a courtyard went to the fire. The fire started around 211.00 pm, perhaps because of the overheating of a chimney. Aided by the wind that was blowing very strong at that time, the roofs of four buildings have been destroyed.

Twenty citizens have been evacuated. Several apartments were declared unfit for habitation, the damage amounted to hundreds of thousands of euro. the narrow streets of the old town have made it difficult to extinguish fire by firefighters.

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A firefighters ladder after the fire (picture from: www.vigilfuoco.it)

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