A fire at a waste disposal company in Niebüll (Nordfriesland district) caused material damage, which the police estimate, according to initial findings, is close to the million mark. A spokesman said on Wednesday morning that at least a very high six-figure amount can be expected. According to the fire department, there were no injuries as there were no longer any people on site.

According to the fire department, the company’s sorting hall was completely ablaze late on Tuesday. Flames were seen blazing from the roof of the 20-meter-high building. According to the fire department, around 100 firefighters were involved in extinguishing the fire. It took almost five hours to fight the flames. An investigation will begin on Wednesday as to how the fire started.