Not enough extinguishing water: major fire after a fuel tank explosion in Thuringia

In the Thuringian town of Bothenheilingen, a fuel tank blew up and set several buildings in the historic town center on fire.

Not enough extinguishing water: major fire after a fuel tank explosion in Thuringia

In the Thuringian town of Bothenheilingen, a fuel tank blew up and set several buildings in the historic town center on fire. According to the information, no one was injured, but there is not enough extinguishing water on site. The heat is also causing problems for the fire brigade.

A fuel tank exploded in Bothenheilingen in Thuringia this afternoon. As a result, several buildings in the historic center are on fire, including an apartment building and a carpentry shop, as a police spokeswoman said. The fire brigade was able to prevent it from spreading to other houses. However, there is not enough extinguishing water on site, the spokeswoman said.

The fuel tank is said to have been on the property of the apartment building. According to initial reports, there were no injuries. However, some of the firefighters had to struggle with circulatory problems because of the great heat, it was said.

According to the "Thuringian General", the carpentry shop was completely destroyed. According to the information, this was located in a four-sided courtyard. The extent of the damage caused there has not yet been said. No assessment could initially be made of the fire damage to the apartment building.

The police spokeswoman could not confirm reports that farmers in the area had been asked to provide water.

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