A tall column of smoke hangs over the south of Berlin. The reason is a major fire in a packaging material plant that broke out on Thursday afternoon.

A fire brigade spokesman said that a hall was on fire over an area of ​​3,000 square meters in its entirety, other halls were threatened by the flames. According to a fire department spokesman, wood and plastics used for the production of plastic packaging were stored in the hall.

Large amounts of water and foaming agent are therefore necessary, the spokesman said. According to initial reports, no one was injured. It was initially unclear how the fire started.

The fire brigade moved to Sperenberger Straße in Marienfelde with numerous fire engines. The first alarmed forces called in “extensive” reinforcements, it said. The fire brigade is deployed with around 160 forces, including many specialists.

In the evening, two large fire engines from the airport fire brigade from BER, which can transport large quantities of water, also arrived.

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