A fire broke out this morning in Turin, on the top floor of a building adjacent to the Porta Nuova station and undergoing renovation. The stake went on all day and it would still be in progress: 20 attics and two attics were destroyed, five people were injured and 100 were also evacuated from adjacent shops. The fire spread to the neighboring building and the lower floors of the building: a cloud of black smoke was visible for several hours throughout the city.
According to the first reconstructions, this was caused by the sparks produced by a welding machine with which a blacksmith was arranging the safe in an attic. According to what was reported by the local edition of the Republic, during the first hours the firefighters did not attempt to control the fire and this would have gone on undisturbed.
Once there, the firefighters would have encountered difficulties due to the sandwich system of the insulation cover. La Stampa writes that “an attic that caused the flames to spread downwards”. According to the building administrator there are damages “for a few million euros”. At 18 today the mayor of Turin, Chiara Appendino, also arrived on site.
“The fire affected 1,800 square meters of roof, the fire front was blocked: throughout the night we will work to remove debris and secure the building: the critical phase is in any case over”, said the commander of the brigade. fire of Turin, Agatino Carrolo, speaking in any case of a “difficult situation” since it was an intervention at high altitude.
The injuries were reported to have been two police officers, a worker, with minor burns and bruises, and two condominiums, outside the house when the fire broke out, who suffered light illnesses. None of them were taken to the hospital.