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    Fire in Brussels hotel leaves one injured

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    A fire in the Hilton Garden Inn hotel broke out late on Thursday
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    A fire in a hotel in the Brussels municipality of Saint-Gilles left one person slightly injured and extensive damage to the hotel’s facilities.

    Firefighters were called after a fire broke out in the Hilton Garden Inn hotel on Thursday evening, where they arrived at around 21:44.

    All hotel guests had been evacuated when the firemen arrived, and one person sustained light injuries during the evacuation procedure.

    The fire was extinguished at 22:04, and most guests were able to return to their accommodations.

    “The hotel is currently being ventilated and guests will soon be able to return to their room — except those staying where the fire broke out,” a spokesperson for the fire department told Belgian media, adding the room had been left badly damaged.

    The fire broke out in a room on the third floor of the hotel, located in Rue Berckmans, near the station Porte de Hal.

    The causes of the fire had not yet been determined.

    The Brussels Times