MIL OSI translation. Region: Germany/Germany –
Source: Switzerland – Canton Government of Basel in German
The corresponding report, according to which a fire had broken out in a corner terraced house on Benedikt Banga-Strasse, was received by the Basel-Landschaft police operations control center on Tuesday afternoon at 4:25 p.m.
When emergency services arrived at the scene of the fire, there was no longer any smoke. The fire that broke out on the upper floor had already been extinguished by two neighbors who became aware of the smoke.
The two helpers climbed upstairs using a ladder and were able to evacuate the residents of the property, an elderly couple (88 and 86 years old) from the house.
After being treated on site by the medical service, the affected couple was taken to a hospital for a check-up with suspected smoke inhalation.
The fire brigade checked the house for possible further embers and then ventilated it.
The cause of the fire has not yet been finally determined. Further clarifications by the specialists of the Basel-Landschaft police are in progress.
Traffic was obstructed in the area of Benedikt Banga-Strasse while the incident was being dealt with.
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