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"Ignatz" over Berlin: fire brigade declares a state of emergency

2021-10-21T08:41:41.209Z

The Berlin fire brigade declared a state of emergency on Thursday morning. Emergency calls are processed according to priority where people are in danger, said the fire department. Since 8:00 a.m. there have been a total of 49 weather-related missions in Berlin, said a spokesman. The rescuers were also in action in the Prenzlauer Berg and Mitte districts.



The Berlin fire brigade declared a state of emergency on Thursday morning.

Emergency calls are processed according to priority where people are in danger, said the fire department.

Since 8:00 a.m. there have been a total of 49 weather-related missions in Berlin, said a spokesman.

The rescuers were also in action in the Prenzlauer Berg and Mitte districts.

Berlin - There people were locked in their cars under trees.

Further information was initially not available.

In the course of Thursday, the German Weather Service (DWD) expected gusts of wind at a speed of up to 85 kilometers per hour for Berlin and Brandenburg.

Particularly in the southern half of the countries, there could be occasional heavy gusts of wind at speeds of up to 100 kilometers per hour.

In addition, severe thunderstorms with some gale-force gusts are to be expected locally.

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Prisoner sets a blanket on fire in Bruchsal JVA

In the correctional facility (JVA) Bruchsal (Karlsruhe district), a prisoner set a woolen blanket on fire on Thursday.

The fire alarm in the solitary cell then sounded the alarm.

Because of the heavy smoke development, four prison employees were brought to a clinic.

You should be examined for possible smoke inhalation, the police said.

Prisoner sets a blanket on fire in Bruchsal JVA

Part of the Gumpenbach Bridge in Kornwestheim blown up

In Kornwestheim (Ludwigsburg district), part of the ailing Gumpenbach Bridge has been blown up.

District President Wolfgang Reimer said on Saturday: “The demolition of the old eastern bridge was successful.

We have thus taken another important step on the way to the new building. ”Because of the demolition, traffic on the surrounding streets and federal highway 27 on Saturday morning was suspended for about half an hour for safety reasons, according to the Stuttgart regional council.

Part of the Gumpenbach bridge in Kornwestheim blown up

Four injured after a rollover with a car in the Thuringian Forest

A car rolled over in the Thuringian Forest on Saturday, injuring four people.

The 55-year-old driver had lost control of the vehicle on a street near Ilmenau (Ilm district), probably due to health problems, as the police announced.

The car came off the lane to the right, drove into an embankment and overturned several times.

Four injured after a rollover with a car in the Thuringian Forest

Because of the storm "Ignatz", the DWD had already warned explicitly on Wednesday of falling branches on Thursday and Friday.

The weather service recommended that it would be best not to leave the house.

The fire brigade called once again to keep balconies and terraces free and to secure loose objects.

dpa

Source: merkur

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