Sixteen people including baby rescued from hotel roof in Romania after blaze breaks out

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Firefighters have rescued 16 people including from hotel roof after a fire broke out during the night. The blaze started early Tuesday at the establishment in the Black Sea resort of Eforie Sud .

There were more than 80 people inside the 44-room hotel when the fire started. Forty-seven managed to flee unaided.

The 36 people rescued from the hotel included the ones that had climbed on to the roof to escape the blaze, authorities said.

One person suffered smoke intoxication and is receiving hospital treatment in the city of Constanta. There were no other reports of injuries.

The fire is believed to have started from a short-circuit in the hotel’s water heater.

The Dobruja Inspectorate for Emergency Situations said they were called out at about 4 a.m. on Tuesday morning after smoke was reported billowing from the two-storied hotel.

“We sent for fire engines…..two ambulances and 49 firefighters,” a statement said.

“There were 83 people in the hotel, 79 guests and four members of staff, of which 36 were evacuated.”

Eleven adults, four children and a baby were rescued from the roof.

The fire was finally extinguished at 5 a.m., which likely started due to a fault in the boiler.

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