- At night, a commercial building directly advised the Zurich main station in Brand.
- Eyewitnesses report explosions that have been heard in the city.
- Firefighters and rescue workers are active on a large scale and can keep the fire under control for up to four hours.
In addition to the main train station in Zurich, a business building caught fire on early Saturday morning.
Rescue workers were warned at 2:16 am, as Schutz & Rettung Zurich spokesperson said on the spot. The flames shot up from the roof and could be seen from a distance in the city.
More than 50 emergency calls
In a short time more than 50 emergency calls were received by the police, one from nearby Kilchberg. When the fire brigade arrived at the scene, the attic of the house on the station square was completely on fire. The fire brigade has brought the fire under control at four o'clock. However, the extinguishing work was continued in the morning.
According to the spokesman, the rescuers have no knowledge of injuries. The cause of the fire is unclear. The great effort of the fire brigade was also to prevent the spread of the flames on other buildings.
Set up tram and bus traffic
The house was largely damaged by the fire. There is a risk of collapse, said the spokesman for the authorities. The police have deposited the area on a large scale. A store in an adjacent building was provisionally closed. In addition, tram and bus traffic was stopped on the station square.
There were explosions in the city. The incident was a major fire, a police officer from the city of Zurich had declared on request during the night.
The police have deposited the area on a large scale. An eyewitness reported two clearly audible explosions in the city. This apparently happened around 2:30.
Vis-à-vis of the world temporarily
The affected house is a commercial building opposite the temporary Globus. The building has been under construction for some time. It was uninhabited.
The Eyewitnesses photo 's, published in various online media, shows how meters – high flames hit the night sky from the roof of the multi – storey building.
According to a spokesperson for the authorities, at least one gas cylinder exploded during the fire. Suitable debris has been found.