Hennef (dpa / lnw) - 170 burning hay and straw bales kept 60 firefighters in suspense for several hours on Saturday in a field in Hennef. The local fire brigade announced on Sunday that the enormous amount of smoke was visible even from a great distance from the tower at Hangelar Airport. Therefore, the population was warned.
Accordingly, large amounts of water had to be used against the full fire on the field, which had been provided with shuttle tankers and a water cannon. The two fire engines, which were refueled several times, delivered a total of around 110,000 liters of water. The "massive extinguishing attack" prevented the fire from spreading to an adjacent forest area. The cause of the fire is still completely unclear.