concern in berlin. Firefighters try to control the fire that broke out in the grunewald forestwhere an explosives deposit is located that they cannot access.
The disaster already affects an area of 15,000 square meters, including the deposit – where detonations occur – and the adjacent wooded area, reports German public television, ARD.
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The situation is extremely complex, the authorities do not hide. Around 150 firefighters are on site, as well as police officers and rescue teams.
These professionals work at a distance of almost a kilometer from the source of the fire due to the danger of new detonations. Development is unpredictable. They try to avoid that if the flames continue to advance.
Update: 15,000 qm Waldfläche brennen. Auch der Sprengplatz Grunewald ist betroffen. It is kommt zu Explosion. Ein Sperrradius von 1000m wurde festgelegt, die BAB_A_115 ist komplett gesperrt, der angrenzende Bahnverkehr ist komplett eingestellt.
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— Berliner Feuerwehr (@Berliner_Fw) August 4, 2022
The depot is a place where bomb squads routinely detonate explosives and ammunition in a controlled manner.
The Grunewald forest, west of Berlin, is the great lung of the capital, with 4,500 hectares.
A section of the highway that crosses the forest has been closed to traffic, as well as several roads near the large green space.