Fire breaks out at Moria hotspot on Lesvos for unknown reasons – One child dead (Upd.)

More than 5500 people have been evacuated from the hotspot!


A fire fanned by strong winds blowing in the area on Monday broke out at the Moria Reception and Identification Centre (RIC) on the island of Lesvos, in the asylum-seekers’ camp.

The cause of the fire is not yet known and the RIC is being evacuated after the alarm was raised.

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The fire brigade’s task is considered especially difficult due to the many tents and other structures crowded together in the camp.

According to information a child has died from the fire.

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