In the case of a fire in a Medical of Recklinghausen several people were injured in Friday night. According to firefighters, the fire broke out in a patient room on the fifth floor.

The fire brigade, according to eight patients and a nurse, were seriously injured by smoke and gases, including three people. The police also reported four injured police officers.

According to the first findings was burning furniture, said a spokesman for the fire Department. When the rescue arrived, the forces that were deleted, therefore, the nurses already in the fire.

In the case of the three seriously injured were the two patients in the room in which the fire broke out, as well as a nurse. The three seriously injured were placed in several specialty clinics, which have a pressure chamber for further treatments.

Due to the strong flue gas development had been laid by the concerned Station 35 patients to other rooms of the hospital. The cause of the fire has to be determined, according to police.

dpa