04.08.2022, Berlin: Die Sonne geht hinter dem Rauch über der Einsatzleitstelle unter. Am Morgen ist ein Feuer auf dem Sprengplatz der Polizei im Grunewald ausgebrochen. Durch den Brand ist es am frühen Abend erneut zu Explosionen gekommen. Foto: Kay Nietfeld/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

After a fire and several explosions at a blasting and test site used by the police to dispose of explosive ordnance, the surrounding forest caught fire in Grunewald early Thursday morning. The fire in Nikolassee had expanded significantly over the course of the day.

The fire brigade is on a large scale and has set up a restricted area of ​​1000 meters. She was only able to start extinguishing the fire in the afternoon. In the early evening there were again explosions. The use of a special robot by the Bundeswehr, which was supposed to explore the blast site, was canceled.

The S-Bahn Berlin reports that because of the fire “the train service on the S7 line between Grunewald and Wannsee is still interrupted”. Between Wannsee and Potsdam Hauptbahnhof, the S7 line would only run every 20 minutes.

The S-Bahn recommends the following bypass options:

Regional and long-distance trains are also still affected and will not run between Charlottenburg and Wannsee/Potsdam Hauptbahnhof.