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Germany: Suspected arsonist sets light to baby strollers and bins in Berlin's Neukoelln02:31

Germany: Suspected arsonist sets light to baby strollers and bins in Berlin's Neukoelln

Germany, Berlin
January 15, 2017 at 09:42 GMT -00:00 · Published

Emergency services converged on the Berlin district of Neukoelln early Sunday morning to put out a series of fires set off by a suspected arsonist. A total of 10 fires were reported.

Berlin Fire Department spokesperson Rolf Erbe stated that they were notified about a fire at Karl-Marx-Strasse at around 01:30 (00:30 GMT) and that "within the next two hours we dispatched at least eight fire brigades" to different locations.

Erbe went on to state that six baby strollers and two garbage cans were put out in the course of the morning. One baby stroller located at Schierkerstrasse caused such a large amount of smoke that 10 people had to seek medical attention "and from these 10, two had to go to hospital."

At least 200 firefighters and 55 fire engines were a part of the four-hour long operation. The suspect remains at large.

Germany: Suspected arsonist sets light to baby strollers and bins in Berlin's Neukoelln02:31
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Emergency services converged on the Berlin district of Neukoelln early Sunday morning to put out a series of fires set off by a suspected arsonist. A total of 10 fires were reported.

Berlin Fire Department spokesperson Rolf Erbe stated that they were notified about a fire at Karl-Marx-Strasse at around 01:30 (00:30 GMT) and that "within the next two hours we dispatched at least eight fire brigades" to different locations.

Erbe went on to state that six baby strollers and two garbage cans were put out in the course of the morning. One baby stroller located at Schierkerstrasse caused such a large amount of smoke that 10 people had to seek medical attention "and from these 10, two had to go to hospital."

At least 200 firefighters and 55 fire engines were a part of the four-hour long operation. The suspect remains at large.

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