French Vacation Home Fire: 11 People With Disabilities Missing

The authorities reported, eleven individuals are still missing after an early Wednesday morning fire at a vacation property in eastern France.

At around 6:30 a.m. local time, a fire broke out in the little village of Wintzenheim, which is 315 miles east of Paris and close to the German border.

The 500 square meters (5,400 square foot) structure in Wintzenheim’s prefecture of Haut Rhin was reportedly consumed in “violent flames” that covered roughly 300 square meters (3,200 square feet).

Efforts of 76 Firefighters Quell Blaze by 9 a.m., Saving Lives

The blaze was put out by 9 a.m. thanks to the efforts of 76 firemen, four fire vehicles, and four ambulances, the prefecture stated in a statement. 17 people were taken out of the building.

During the summer holidays, the home hosted guests with impairments. The group had come from Nancy, which is located around 140 kilometres (87 miles) northwest of Wintzenheim, according to a statement from the Haut Rhin prefecture.

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Gerald Darmanin, the interior minister, stated that multiple fatalities had been recorded “despite the swift and gallant response of the fire department, to whom I pay tribute.”

The minister for solidarity, individual autonomy, and disabled people, Aurore Bergé, and the prime minister, Elisabeth Borne, said they will both be visiting the city.

“My first thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones,” she said. “I commend the firefighters’ response.”

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