VIDEO: Fire Breaks Out at Famous Kockica Building in Zagreb

Daniela Rogulj

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August 9, 2019 – On Friday afternoon, the popular Kockica, a ten-story building on Prisavlje, caught fire in Zagreb, the Zagreb fire officials confirmed to Jutarnji List

Photos published on social networks show a thick black cloud of smoke over the building. Firefighters arrived at the site very quickly and went to work extinguishing the fire.

The building, which is protected as a cultural property of the Republic of Croatia, was built in 1968, where it was the seat of the central committees of the Union of Communists of Croatia and the Union of Youth of Croatia and the Main Board of the Socialist Union of the Working People of Croatia.

Today, the building houses the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure and the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia.

However, the State Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism confirmed their part of the building saw no damage. 

“Do not worry. There is no fear or damage to the Ministry of Tourism! It is on the facade of the building where the safety netting was ignited. Although it looked ugly, the damage was minimal and the fire did not even enter the building thanks to our firefighters, who naturally extinguished the fire in just a few minutes,” said Tonči Glavina on Facebook. 

More soon. 

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