There was a little bit panic yesterday in Friedrichstraße, the Galeries Lafayette went up in flames.
Yesterday, September 25, 2015, in the afternoon smoke and flames spread quickly into Galeries Lafayette: a fire started in the basement and came to public access through the ventilation system.
The real fire remained in the basement but the plant has spread a lot of black smoke in the building, the firefighters arrival was timely: approximately 150 people (customers and employees) were evacuated and about 80 firefighters were needed to put out the fire.
The cause of the fire hasn’t human origins, the first investigations prove that almost certainly it was a technical defect.
Thanks to the rapidity of fire service no one was hurt, the fire damaged only products and structure.
Picture from Galeries Lafayette.