Status: 22/09/2023, 04:56 a.m.
By: Michaela Breuninger
A picture of destruction: Around 200 firefighters from numerous fire brigades were on site fighting the fire. © AOV
Legau - In a hamlet in the municipality of Legau (Unterallgäu district), a major fire broke out on an agricultural estate in the morning hours today (September 18, 2023). According to the police, according to the current state of information, property damage in the high six-figure range was caused, no people were injured.
Around 9:50 a.m., the Allgäu Integrated Control Center received an emergency call that a fire had occurred in the agricultural property. The rescue workers deployed found a strong column of smoke on the way to the property, and two buildings were on fire.
As the first investigations of the criminal investigation department Memmingen revealed, the fire originated in a barn. There, a specialist company carried out construction work, the cause of the fire was presumably work with a cut-off machine. From this barn, the fire spread further to a directly attached residential wing as well as to an adjacent farm building and a stable. The residents still managed to bring several animals out of an affected building into the open air. At present, no injured persons or affected animals are known. According to initial estimates, the amount of damage amounts to a high six-figure sum.
Numerous emergency services on site
Around 200 members of the volunteer fire brigades from Legau, Lautrach, Illerbeuren, Maria Steinbach, Kardorf, Bad Grönenbach, Herbisried, Benningen, Altusried, Leutkirch, Wuchzenhofen and the city of Memmingen were deployed. In addition, about thirty other emergency personnel from the rescue service and emergency doctor as well as the Federal Agency for Technical Relief were on site. Due to the size of the fire, the extinguishing work will continue into the evening hours. The responsible specialist commissariat of the Memmingen Criminal Police Inspectorate has taken over further investigations
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