FacebookInstagramTwitterContact

 

2 Suspek Penyeludupan Berjaya Diberkas           >>           Convocation Festival 2022           >>           Convocation Festival 2022           >>           Daily Status On The COVID-19 New Normal           >>           Daily Status On The COVID-19 New Normal           >>           Doa Kesyukuran Ceremony           >>           Leadership Executive Programme           >>           Retired Officers And Staff Feted           >>           Hijrah New Year Celebration           >>           Doa Kesyukuran and Appreciation Ceremony           >>          

 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE




REACH US


GENERAL INQUIRY

[email protected]

 

ADVERTISING

[email protected]

 

PRESS RELEASE

[email protected]

 

HOTLINE

+673 222-0178 [Office Hour]

+673 223-6740 [Fax]

 



Upcoming Events





Prayer Times


The prayer times for Brunei-Muara and Temburong districts. For Tutong add 1 minute and for Belait add 3 minutes.


Imsak

: 04:46AM

Subuh

: 04:56AM

Syuruk

: 06:17AM

Doha

: 06:40AM

Zohor

: 12:26PM

Asar

: 03:43PM

Maghrib

: 06:34PM

Isyak

: 07:46PM

 



The Business Directory


 

 



Europe


  Home > Europe


Grunewald: Blast At Bomb Storage Site Sparks Berlin Wildfire


GETTY IMAGES | Armoured police cars were brought in to try to safeguard the blast site

 


 August 5th, 2022  |  13:23 PM  |   168 views

GERMANY

 

Explosions at an ammunition storage facility have caused a large wildfire in a forest in western Berlin.

 

The site in Grunewald forest is used by German police to store and detonate unexploded ordnance, often from World War Two, which continues to be dug up during construction.

 

Firefighters' efforts have been hampered by sporadic explosions which could be seen and heard miles away.

 

Questions are being asked about why the facility is in a forest prone to fires.

 

Some 140 firefighters are at the scene, and have set up a safety perimeter of 1,000m (3,280ft) because of the ongoing blasts.

 

"We had explosion-like combustions and detonations. Debris was flying through the air, leading to a high danger to the life of the first responders, so they had to withdraw," Berlin fire brigade spokesman Thomas Kirstein told reporters at the scene.

 

While the situation was "extremely extraordinary", he added, there was "no danger for Berliners".

 

An army tank has been sent in to evacuate munitions at the storage facility, which is run by Berlin police's weapons disposal units.

 

Remote-controlled de-mining robots and drones are also being used to help assess the situation, according to German media.

 

On Thursday afternoon, the blaze was still not under control and had burned 15,000 square metres of the forest, authorities said.

 

Munitions of all sizes are stored at the blast site, including fireworks. Videos shared online show how large some of the blasts were, and fireworks exploding in colour over the treetops.

 

Firefighters are also battling a punishing heatwave, with Berlin forecast to hit 37C on Thursday. The forest is suffering from drought and is "bone dry", Jan Thomsen from the Department for Environment told Deutsche Welle radio station.

 

No firefighting helicopters were available to help, authorities said, because they were already busy in eastern Germany where there have been days of wildfires.

 

What caused the pre-dawn explosion that sparked the Grunewald forest fire is under investigation.

 


 

Source:
courtesy of BBC NEWS

by BBC NEWS

 

If you have any stories or news that you would like to share with the global online community, please feel free to share it with us by contacting us directly at [email protected]

 

Related News


Sabah Bersatu Wants To Contest Six Seats Won By Its Mps

 2022-08-11 10:59:59

China Says Taiwan Military Drills Are Over After Pelosi Visit

 2022-08-11 11:29:54

Australia’s Top Lender Loses Last Buy Rating On Cautious Outlook

 2022-08-11 11:59:10