Fire breaks out at German ammunition site after bomb exploded

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Fire breaks out at German ammunition site after bomb exploded

The fire brigade said the blaze spread over 15,000 square meters 3.7 acres.

Big explosions could be heard from the disposal site, which is used to defuse old military supplies from World War II, as well as fireworks and weapons, Berlin Fire Brigade Director Karsten Homrighausen told reporters.

The situation is dangerous,' Homrighausen said, adding that around 120 firefighters were battling the blaze. It will take some time to get everything under control. Berlin's fire brigade called on residents to stay away from Grunewald.

The fire brigade said it had not started to extinguish the fire, because emergency services had to keep a distance at first due to the threat of further explosions from the ammunition site and flying debris. Homrighausen went on to say that residential homes were not immediately threatened by the fire, but cautioned that the blaze could spread due to the dry conditions of the forest. This comes as the country is bracing for one of the hottest days in 2022, as the country is bracing for one of the hottest days. According to the German weather service DWD, Berlin is currently facing a weather warning, and temperatures were expected to reach 38 C 100.4 F on Thursday. Authorities in the city have called for additional task forces to help extinguish the fire, including special forces from the German army. Four injured as an old bomb explodes near train station in German city of Munich. The explosions and the blaze caused local authorities to suspend rail transport and restrict road access in and around the Grunewald forest. Munitions dating back to World War II are not uncommon in Germany. In December 2021, four people were injured in an explosion caused by an old aircraft bomb near a busy train station in the German city of Munich. It wasn't clear when the bomb came from but more than 70 years after the end of World War II, about 2,000 tons of live bombs and munitions are discovered in Germany each year, according to a report from the time.