A large fire has broken out in the well-known amusement park "Karls Erdbeerhof" near Berlin. Ten people suffered injuries, including a firefighter. The fire has since been extinguished.
Update from June 6, 19:19 p.m.: Ten people were injured in the fire at the Karls Erlebnis-Dorf amusement park in Elstal near Berlin on Tuesday. This was said by a spokesman for the fire department. Accordingly, nine people suffered smoke poisoning, one firefighter had severe circulatory problems. The animals of the park were unharmed. They were rescued from a burning stable. A spokesman for the fire brigade estimated the property damage at a "six-figure sum".
According to the police, the fire broke out on Tuesday morning in a workshop for an unknown reason. In addition to the workshop, a stable, a slide and a stall caught fire. According to the fire brigade, an area of around 400 square meters was on fire. The firebreak was about 10 meters wide and 40 meters long.
"Karl's Strawberry Farm": Ten injured in fire in amusement park near Berlin
The fire brigade and rescue services were deployed with around 100 forces. They prevented the flames from spreading to the main building and extinguished the fire. The injured were treated in hospitals.
Managing Director Robert Dahl said he wanted to reopen the park quickly. He assumes that this will be possible again as early as Wednesday. He praised the cooperation of the staff and rescue workers. Thus, the damage remained comparatively low, he said.
Update from June 6, 14:11 p.m.: The fire in the amusement park "Karls Erdbeerhof" near Berlin has now been largely extinguished. "In any case, I don't see much smoke anymore," said the spokeswoman after arriving at the scene of the fire. According to the Bild newspaper, a total of four people were injured in the fire. The column of smoke is said to have been 100 meters high and was captured several times by visitors in photos and videos.
"Karl's Strawberry Farm": Fire in the amusement park near Berlin – video shows huge column of smoke
Update from June 6, 13:30 p.m.: Several people have been injured in the fire on the grounds of the Karls Erdbeerhof amusement park in Elstal near Wustermark near Berlin, Brandenburg. It is said to be mainly smoke poisoning, says a spokesman for the fire department. The people were taken to nearby hospitals. According to the spokesman, several buildings are on fire and the emergency services are still trying to contain the fire.
Smoke rises on the grounds of the Karls Erdbeerhof amusement park in Elstal near Wustermark in Brandenburg. Several people were injured in the fire on the site. © Christian Pörschmann/dpa
First reported on June 6, 11:57 a.m.: Berlin – A large fire has broken out in the amusement park "Karls Erdbeerhof" in Elstal near Berlin, Brandenburg. According to a report in the Berliner Zeitung, a stall is on fire.
As a result, the fire brigade is already on site and is trying to contain the flames. The cloud of smoke is visible from afar. At least one building is on fire, said a spokesman for the municipality of Wustermark, according to the BZ report. In a video on Instagram, the extent can be seen.
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As the rbb reports, it is said to have first burned in a sales room. Although the fire brigade has already begun to prevent the spread of the fire, at least one building is currently still on fire, a spokesman for the municipality of Wustermark told the Bild newspaper.
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As the Bild newspaper further reports, Robert Dahl, head of Karl's strawberry farm, said in an initial statement: "The fire brigade is on site. On the northern edge of the adventure village there is a farm building with a stable that is on fire." his statement goes on to say that all animals could be rescued and no people were injured. However, the rbb reports that not all sheep could be saved from the flames and there is no information from the police and the fire brigade as to whether people were injured in the fire. (asc/kiba/dpa)