September 28. 2023. 6:05

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Hamburg police warn of possible toxins due to fire; 140 evacuated

A spokesperson for the police stated that 140 people were evacuated and that it was not possible to know how dangerous the situation was.

A spokesperson for the fire department stated that they had decreased the threat level slightly, even though the fire was still burning at noon, but that people should stay indoors with their windows shut.

According to authorities, the fire started in Rothenburgsort at 4 a.m., just a few kilometers southeast of central Hamburg. The smoke cloud was moving towards the city centre.

Numerous emergency personnel, including fire and police officers, were on the scene to help. A thick cloud of smoke rose upwards.

According to the police spokesperson, the sky had darkened due to the smoke.


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