Ludwigshafen (dpa / lrs) - A fire broke out in the apartment of a senior citizens' residence in Ludwigshafen on Saturday morning.

Three employees were slightly injured by inhaled smoke gases and came to hospitals, as the fire brigade announced.

In the apartment, therefore, kitchen utensils had stewed on a stove for as yet unknown reason.

The residents were made aware of this by the fire alarm system and the staff and, with the help of the staff, could have left the smoky apartment unscathed.

According to the message, the police are now investigating the exact cause of the fire.

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