Anklam/Friedland (dpa/mv) - Regardless of the summer heat, strangers have started two fires in Anklam and near Friedland in eastern Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. As a police spokesman said on Wednesday, both cases are being investigated for intentional arson. In Anklam, the perpetrators set fire to an entrance door to a veterinary practice in a larger residential and commercial building late Tuesday evening.
The flames had already spread to the facade. Residents called the fire brigade, who were able to extinguish the fire in good time so that no one had to flee the house. The damage was estimated at several thousand euros.
A short time later, not far from Friedland on the federal highway 197, which leads from Anklam to Neubrandenburg, a speed measuring system burned for the second time within a few weeks - a so-called star box. The stationary speed camera was again significantly damaged, as a police spokesman said.
The device had already been partially smashed and set on fire in early June, with property damage estimated at 40,000 euros. In the meantime it had been renewed. It is in a "70 km/h zone" of fields.