Five killed in farmhouse fire

By Michael Kieffer

Wiesbaden, Germany (dpa) – Five people were killed and five others

injured in a farmhouse fire in Limburg in western Germany, police

said Tuesday. 

The farmer, his wife and their three adult children died in the

flames, a police spokesman said. The grandparents were among the


The farmhouse burnt down completely, but firefighters could

prevent the fire from spreading to stables and other buildings, Uwe

Zimmermann, local fire chief, said. 

The cause of the fire, which broke out in the early hours of

Tuesday was still unknown, he added.