Status: 24/09/2023, 12:53 p.m.
By: Lucas Sauter Orengo
A blessing in disguise at the Oktoberfest: an uprooted tree threatened to fall on one of the tents. The fire brigade took care of the removal of the ash tree.
Munich – An unusual emergency called the fire brigade to the Oktoberfest grounds: On Saturday afternoon, September 23, an uprooted ash tree threatened to fall onto the access road to the Behördenhof and the rear part of the shooting tent. Thanks to the quick reaction of security staff, who noticed the loosened rootstock and the tilt of the tree, worse things could be prevented.
Acute danger at Oktoberfest: Tree threatened to crash on tent
The security forces, who were positioned at the fence around the Oktoberfest grounds, immediately reported the situation to the fire brigade in the courtyard of the authorities. An initial assessment of the situation showed an acute danger, whereupon the area was immediately closed. Fortunately, there were no guests in the threatened area of the shooting tent, so there was no disturbance.
A tree threatened to tip over onto the Schützen-Festzelt at the Oktoberfest. © Professional Fire Brigade Munich
Area immediately closed: Uprooted tree threatened to crash into the shooting marquee
The fire brigade arrived with a turntable ladder and removed the tree piece by piece to eliminate the danger. During the work, which lasted about an hour and a half, the one-way street regulation for the Behördenhof was lifted. However, access for the rescue forces was possible at all times without restriction. The police assisted with the cordoning off measures.
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This article was written with the help of machine assistance and carefully reviewed by editor Lucas Sauter Orengo prior to publication.