A warehouse with machine parts and paper burned down in Berlin-Marzahn. The hall on Wolfener Strasse caught fire in the morning over an area of ​​5,000 square meters, which had not yet been extinguished in the evening. The fire brigade assumes that it will be busy with post-extinguishing work on Friday, said a spokesman. Parts of the hall had collapsed, which is why many fire spots could not be reached and could only be extinguished from the outside.

According to the spokesman, a demolition company arrived in the evening with large excavators to clear away collapsed parts and clear the path. Firefighting should stop when darkness falls. Despite the many embers, the site is under control and there is no risk that the fire could spread further. The spread to an office extension could have been prevented.

At times, up to 150 emergency services were on site, in the afternoon there were still 60. The fire was visible from afar, and a dark cloud of smoke sometimes piled up over the warehouse. The fire brigade mainly tried to protect the neighboring buildings from the flames.

Among other things, two vehicles with turntable ladders were used, and the situation was also constantly monitored with a thermal imaging camera in a helicopter. “We will continue to explore further throughout the day,” spokesman James Klein announced on RBB Inforadio. According to Klein, the fire was not completely under control by 8 a.m., but the situation was clear. The smoke has now turned white. There is no immediate danger to the population.

Warning apps asked people to avoid the affected area. “Close windows and doors and turn off ventilation and air conditioning,” it said. “If the windows are kept closed, there is no direct danger to the population,” said Klein. The scene of the fire is in an industrial area, there are only a few residential buildings on Wolfener Straße, and the development is not as dense as in many inner-city areas.

It is not yet clear what caused the fire in the warehouse.