Saxony-Anhalt: major fire in the recycling center in Halle extinguished

Halle (dpa/sa) - The long-lasting fire at a recycling center in Halle was extinguished on Wednesday.

Saxony-Anhalt: major fire in the recycling center in Halle extinguished

Halle (dpa/sa) - The long-lasting fire at a recycling center in Halle was extinguished on Wednesday. Nevertheless, follow-up checks are still taking place, said a spokesman for the city. According to initial estimates, the damage was in the six-figure range. On Tuesday afternoon, a wheel loader caught fire for reasons unknown. The fire then spread to surrounding recyclables, two other machines and two adjacent workshops and warehouses.

According to the police, the area was completely cleared and no one was injured. 120 firefighters fought against further spread of the fire. A drone was also used. The police have taken over the investigation into the cause of the fire.

In the meantime, residents have been warned of heavy smoke development via warning apps and the Twitter channel of the Halle (Saale) police inspection and asked to keep windows and doors closed.

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