Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames at a warehouse underneath a migrant hosting facility in Turin, Italy | Photo: ANSA/Jessica Pasqualon
Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames at a warehouse underneath a migrant hosting facility in Turin, Italy | Photo: ANSA/Jessica Pasqualon

A fire broke out in a warehouse underneath a migrant hosting facility in Turin, northwestern Italy. Eighty migrants were evacuated.

A small fire broke out in a ground-floor warehouse in Viale Thovez, on a hill in Turin, in the early morning of Wednesday (January 27).

Some 80 migrants -- who were living in the rooms above the warehouse -- were evacuated by firefighters, as a precaution. Smoke reportedly invaded the rooms on the first floor where migrants were staying, but there were no reported injuries.

According to initial reports from firefighters, the flames, which were quickly extinguished, developed from material stored in the warehouse.

The building is managed by a social cooperative -- the ground floor was used as a warehouse, while the floors above the warehouse were used as a migrant hosting center.


 

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