EU commission building evacuated in new fire alert
The European Commission headquarters was evacuated due to a fire alarm on Wednesday, little more than a week after a blaze damaged the building and closed it down for several days.
A fireman at the scene said the alarm had been set off by vapour from a hot water leak, which had burnt the hands and feet of one person who was taken to hospital in an ambulance.
"There is no other problem than this hot water leak," he said. "The fire detectors react to heat."
Five fire engines were sent to the building.
A commission spokeswoman said it would re-open "very soon".
Fire broke out at the headquarters of the EU's executive arm, where around 2,000 people work, on May 18, causing material damage but no injuries.