Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre In Flames As Migrant Camp Destroyed

Two migrants have been arrested today after a migrant camp housed in Düsseldorf’s major international trade fair ground burst into flames. Migrants have been housed in vacant exhibition halls of the colossal trade centre since September 2015, but now hall 18 has been “completely destroyed”, according to statements by fire crews, reports the Rheinische Post. Migrants have been housed in a number of halls on the site, but had been moved to hall 18, which was normally used for storage and staging by trade centre operator Messe Düsseldorf. While the hall was understood to house 160 migrants, at the time of the emergency today the fire brigade actually evacuated 282 “residents”, most of whom were men. @MoritzLoehr der Flugbetrieb geht dennoch weiter. pic.twitter.com/IRVnsUJMJj — Moritz Löhr (@MoritzLoehr) June 7, 2016 Approximately 24 individuals have received treatment for smoke inhalation today, and two migrants have been arrested in connection with the blaze. Although German media reports it is still not clear what exactly caused the fire, a spokesman for the fire service told press that it spread too fast to have been down to a technical fault with the building, such as bad wiring. A fire fighter had to be treated for exhaustion as he was overcome by the