A fire broke out in the Plötzensee prison on Thursday afternoon. Around 2:30 p.m., furniture in a detention cell on the top floor of the building on Saatwinkler Damm started to burn, according to the fire brigade.

[If you want all the latest news live on your cell phone, we recommend our app, which you can download here for Apple and Android devices.] 21 people had to be examined for injuries after the fire, seven of whom were treated. Two injured people had to be transported to a nearby hospital. This was announced by the fire department on Thursday evening. Among the injured are prisoners and judicial personnel.