LJUBLJANA, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- A fire broke out in a retirement home in Slovenia on Sunday, causing several injuries, including one seriously.
The engulfed retirement home is in the southeastern town of Crnomelj. The head of the retirement home, Valerija Lekic Poljsak, told local media that two elderly people and two employees had been transported to the nearby Novo mesto hospital, while the rest had been evacuated.
The fire broke out soon after 1 p.m. local time and was put out by firefighters in about 30 minutes, according to the report by Slovenian Press Agehcy (STA).
The fire started in a room on the fourth floor, which accommodates some 25 seniors, said Lekic Poljsak, adding that it was too early to assess the damage now, but it was estimated at about 300,000 euros.
Local police and firefighters are still looking for clues as to what caused the fire.