On New Year’s Eve, the fire department intervened 1001 times. There were 610 fires, said Krzysztof Batorski, spokesman for the chief commander of the State Fire Service, on Saturday morning. One person was killed in a building fire, he added. The Police Headquarters announced that the police intervened 19,904 times the past day. Eight people died in 55 accidents.
From 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., firefighters recorded 1001 different interventions across the country. Krzysztof Batorski, the spokesman of the chief commander of the State Fire Service, reported on TVN24 that 610 interventions concerned fires. The fire department also recorded “245 other incidents and 146 false alarms”, he added.
– In the Kozienice poviat, in the town of Bąkowiec, one person died in a fire in a residential building – said Batorski.
– In general, three people were injured in the fires themselves – added the spokesman in an interview with the Polish Press Agency.
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KGP: almost 20,000 police interventions
The Police Headquarters announced that the police intervened 19,904 times the past day. Officers detained 407 perpetrators of various crimes, including 156 drivers driving a car after drinking alcohol.
“240 wanted people fell into the hands of the uniformed” – KGP informed. “There were 55 road accidents, in which 8 people died and 56 were injured” – she added.
New Year’s Eve animations at the Palace of Culture and Science
Main photo source: PAP / Leszek Szymański