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38 hospitalized after nightclub fire in Romanian capital

  • In this image provided by the Romania's General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (ISU), a firefighter approaches the burning compound after a fire erupted in the early hours at the upmarket Bamboo nightclub, in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Jan 21, 2017. Fire engulfed a popular nightclub in the Romanian capital Saturday, sending more than 40 people to hospitals for treatment including one who was seriously injured. No deaths were reported.(ISU via AP)

    In this image provided by the Romania's General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (ISU), a firefighter approaches the burning compound after a fire erupted in the early hours at the upmarket Bamboo nightclub, in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Jan 21, 2017. Fire engulfed a popular nightclub in the Romanian capital Saturday, sending more than 40 people to hospitals for treatment including one who was seriously injured. No deaths were reported.(ISU via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A firefighter stands on the terrace of the smoldering compound, after a fire erupted in the early hours at the upmarket Bamboo nightclub, in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Jan 21, 2017. Fire engulfed a popular nightclub in the Romanian capital Saturday, sending more than 40 people to hospitals for treatment including one who was seriously injured. No deaths were reported.(AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

    A firefighter stands on the terrace of the smoldering compound, after a fire erupted in the early hours at the upmarket Bamboo nightclub, in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Jan 21, 2017. Fire engulfed a popular nightclub in the Romanian capital Saturday, sending more than 40 people to hospitals for treatment including one who was seriously injured. No deaths were reported.(AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)  (The Associated Press)

  • A policewoman holds a pair of high heel boots belonging to a clubber standing next to her who came to retrieve belongings, after firefighters put out a fire that erupted in the early hours at the upmarket Bamboo nightclub, in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Jan 21, 2017. Fire engulfed a popular nightclub in the Romanian capital Saturday, sending more than 40 people to hospitals for treatment including one who was seriously injured. No deaths were reported.(AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

    A policewoman holds a pair of high heel boots belonging to a clubber standing next to her who came to retrieve belongings, after firefighters put out a fire that erupted in the early hours at the upmarket Bamboo nightclub, in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Jan 21, 2017. Fire engulfed a popular nightclub in the Romanian capital Saturday, sending more than 40 people to hospitals for treatment including one who was seriously injured. No deaths were reported.(AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say 38 people have received hospital treatment after a fire broke out at a popular nightclub in the Romanian capital.

The fire erupted early Saturday at the upmarket Bamboo nightclub in northern Bucharest. There was no word on what caused the fire.

About 20 ambulances rushed to the scene as revelers ran outside. Bogdan Oprita, coordinator of the capital's ambulance service, said most of the injured were suffering from smoke intoxication.

Senior emergency situations official Raed Arafat said one person was seriously injured and some used their own transport to reach hospitals. There were unconfirmed reports that people were smoking at the club, which is illegal.

Some 64 people died at a fire at a nightclub in Bucharest in October 2015, the worst fire in the country's history.