Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: bunker fire in Stavenhagen thermal power station: nobody injured

Stavenhagen (dpa / mv) - A fire broke out in a warehouse of a large thermal power station in Stavenhagen (Mecklenburg Lake District).

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: bunker fire in Stavenhagen thermal power station: nobody injured

Stavenhagen (dpa / mv) - A fire broke out in a warehouse of a large thermal power station in Stavenhagen (Mecklenburg Lake District). As a police spokesman said on Thursday, the bunker is partly underground, so fighting the fire is not easy. The bunker has its own extinguishing system, but it was not able to extinguish the fire on its own. About 60 firefighters are on duty. According to the operator, there is no danger to residents. Nobody got hurt. The cogeneration plant is on the outskirts of town.

The bunker has a capacity of 1500 to 2000 tons of residual waste fuel, which is delivered from a nearby landfill. These include foils, wood-like material, plastic, paper and other "high-calorific parts" of household waste, which are screened out at the Rosenow landfill and then incinerated in the power plant. This is used to generate electricity, heat and steam, which is then supplied to a neighboring potato processor, among other things.

The cause of the fire is still unclear. The police are investigating on suspicion of negligent arson. Normally, only trucks drive up to the bunker, which is monitored by cameras, and tip in their freight, which then ends up in the garbage furnace via conveyor systems. The extent of the damage and the impact on operations were still unclear in the morning.

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