Berlin forest fire after explosion at police ammunition depot

Forest fire in Berlin after an explosion in an ammunition depot of the font

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A large forest fire was underway Thursday morning in Berlin following an explosion at a police ammunition depot, firefighters said, stressing they were struggling to control the situation.< /strong> 

“A fire is underway in the Grunewald forest”, west of the city, and “there are explosions”, the firefighters pointed out.

“The fire spread over an area of ​​15,000 square meters, first at a police ammunition and explosives deposition and defusing site and then in the surrounding forest,” they added.

“The situation is confused, the fire continues to spread uncontrolled in the forest,” a spokesperson told AFP.