04.08.2022, Berlin: Feuerwehrfahrzeuge stehen am Kronprinzessinnenweg in Berlin. Im Berliner Grunewald ist nach einer unbeabsichtigten Explosion auf dem dortigen Sprengplatz am Donnerstagmorgen ein Feuer ausgebrochen und hat den angrenzenden Wald in Brand gesetzt. Foto: Christophe Gateau/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

A fire in Berlin’s Grunewald and in a police ammunition depot triggered a large-scale operation by the fire brigade early Thursday morning. “There is currently a fire in Grunewald and there are explosions,” said the fire department on Twitter.

“The forest and a storage facility for ammunition found by the Berlin police are on fire,” said the fire brigade via the official warning portals “Nina” and “Katwarn”. “Explosion noises and nuisance from fire gases are to be expected.”

According to initial information, there was an unintentional explosion at the blast site. The resulting fire brigade is said to have set the adjacent forest on fire. The fire brigade responded with more than 100 emergency services.

“The situation is unclear,” said a spokesman for the fire department. Small detonations from explosive devices could still be heard – users on Twitter reported that they could also be heard in Spandau on the other side of the Havel. According to the spokesman, no one was injured in the explosion.

Kronprinzessinnenweg, Havelchaussee and Autobahn 115 (Avus) are closed in this area. The warning portals called for people to avoid the affected area and drive around it. Residents should keep windows and doors closed. Ventilation and air conditioning should be turned off.