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Mon, 29 Sep, 2014 12:07:44 AM
FTimes-STT Report, Sept 29
Fire gutted wooden house in Uusikaupunki area late Saturday night. Photo – Str / Lehtikuva.
A huge fire razed two wooden buildings located in Uusikaupunki of Southwest Finland on Saturday night.
The fire started from a wooden building across the yard in Merimiehenkatu and spread to the main building.
The building in the yard was razed to the ground while the main building was damaged extensively.
There were no injuries and the occupants were evacuated. A number of residents in the area were evacuated too for safety. 
The rescue services were alerted to the fire immediately after midnight.
Mika Viljanen, the chief rescue officer on duty from the Southwest Finland Emergency services, said the houses were close to each other and the temperature in the early stages was already very high.
Finland’s National Board of Antiquities characterise the wooden houses located in the centre of Uusikaupunki as Finland’s best preserved wooden town.
In another incident, seven people were rescued from a fire that broke out in a four-storey apartment building in Parainen on Sunday morning.
Some of the rescued required medical attention and one suffered severe carbon monoxide poisoning, said the fire fighter on duty.
A two-bedroom apartment was completely burnt down. The residents of the apartment however managed to escape.
The rescue services rescued six people using fire fighter lifts from the building through the windows.
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