Aschersleben (dpa/sa) - A fire broke out in a commercial area in Aschersleben (Salzland district). Residents were asked to keep doors and windows closed as a precaution because of the smoke, a spokeswoman for the city, which has around 27,000 inhabitants, said on Wednesday. The fire brigade is in action. According to the information, no further information was initially available. Several companies are located in the commercial area on the outskirts of the city. First, the "Mitteldeutsche Zeitung" reported on the fire.