A column of smoke swirled into the sky over Düsseldorf, as a major fire gutted an inhabited refugee shelter. Several people were injured. The cause of the blaze is not yet known.
A deadly blaze has broken out a refugee shelter in northern Bavaria, killing one person in the barracks that used to house American troops. German police are working to identify the victim.
A court has sentenced a firefighter to jail for setting fire to an asylum home in Altena in western Germany. According to the Federal Police Office, more than 700 cases have been registered so far this year.
A 27-year-old Algerian is accused of setting his refugee accommodation in Düsseldorf on fire following a row over Ramadan meals. The blaze caused millions of euros in damage.
A large fire has broken out at a hall housing hundreds of refugees near a conference center in Düsseldorf. Several have suffered from smoke inhalation, while police are investigating six residents on suspicion of arson.
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