Cham, 20.12.2018

Serious fire avoided in Cham retirement home

Photo: The candles on Advent wreaths should never be left unattended while lit.
 
On Wednesday afternoon, December 19, 2018, an automatic fire alarm was triggered in the Büel retirement home in Cham. According to the media release by the police, an 88-year-old resident lit the candle on an Advent arrangement and then fell asleep. The smouldering flame produced lots of smoke, which triggered the fire alarm. The fire brigade dealt with fire, and no-one was injured. The local Cham fire brigade, the Zug fire brigade, the building insurance and the Zug police were involved in the incident.
 
Never leave anything burning!
 
Advice from the Zug police: