No casualties have been reported but 150 people were evacuated
One hundred fifty people had to evacuate their homes after a fire broke out in a three-story building in Baku’s Binagadi district.
Internally displaced persons from the Fizuli region of Azerbaijan lived in the second and third floors of the building. The first floor housed Public School No 45 where their children studied.
The Fizuli region in Azerbaijan is adjacent to Nagorno-Karabakh.
During the Karabakh war in 1993, the north-western part of the region came under the control of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.
The Azerbaijani population of the region became refugees and IDPs. Many of them still live in former sanatoriums, dormitories or other such buildings.
Rooms on the third floor, wooden partitions, a corridor, and part of the roof burned down. The fire was extinguished but the cause of the fire is still being investigated. Forty-six families who were evacuated have temporarily been settled elsewhere.