A man died in the fire in the residential and commercial building on Kuchenbergstrasse in Wiebelskirchen. The police investigators are based on the findings of arson. A reward of EUR 15.000 was suspended for relevant information.
Man recovered dead from the top floor apartment
A 38-year-old man was recovered dead from his top floor apartment the next day. On the night of the fire, the fire brigade rescued twelve people from the building in which the city of Neunkirchen also housed refugees.
The work of the fire investigators had shown that the fire that started in the stairwell of the house was not caused by a technical defect, but by human action.
The house in the Kuchenbergstrasse, in which there are several private apartments in addition to a travel agency and a restaurant, was considerably damaged by the fire. According to initial estimates, the damage to the no longer habitable building, in which the city of Neunkirchen also housed refugees, is over 500.000 euros.