Fire Kills 14 at Workshop for the Disabled in Germany

Firefighters said 14 people were killed Monday in a fire at a workshop for the disabled in Germany.

The Associated Press reports ( that at least six other people were injured in the fire. A fire spokesman said there was no immediate information on why the building in Titisee-Neustadt, near the city of Freiburg, caught fire.

Some 100 firefighters responded to the incident. The center employs some 120 people with either mental of physical disabilities.


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