Milan (AP) —Sunday Italian firefighters fought the high-rise flames of Milan, which spread rapidly across a 20-story residential building and poured black smoke into the air. Residents hurriedly evacuated.
Mayor Giuseppesara said there were no reports of injuries or deaths, but firefighters were kicking doors in each apartment to make sure there were no casualties.
“I’m sure I had time to escape, but I’m not completely sure until control is complete,” Sarah told reporters on the scene, telling about 20 people that they had evacuated safely. ..
The 60-meter-high building, part of a recent development project, was designed like a ship’s keel, with aluminum sails on its roof, and burned to shatter into the streets.
A huge black smoke eruption rose from a reinforced concrete building named Torre dei Moro and was visible for miles. The flames continued to burn within almost three hours after a dozen fire trucks and ambulances responded to the alarm.
One firefighter told the Corriere della Serra that the flames when they arrived were still limited and the firefighters were able to expel the inhabitants. Within an hour, flames spread from the 15th floor, where the fire was believed to have started, and the entire façade of the building was quickly consumed.
Unidentified residents told Colliere that the façade panels should be fire resistant.
According to firefighters, the fire is related to a 20-story building. The project plan has 16 residential floors and 2 basements.