Gera (dpa / th) - In Weida on the market (Greiz district) a residential and commercial building has been burning since the morning hours.

As a spokeswoman for the police announced on Tuesday, the fire brigade is expected to be busy with the extinguishing work for a few hours.

The building has been evacuated.

According to the police spokeswoman, no information can initially be given on how many people had to vacate the house.

Serious injuries and the cause of the fire are initially unknown.

The area around the Weidaer Markt is partially closed due to the extinguishing work.

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