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Germany: Firefighters battle blaze at waste paper plant in heart of Berlin02:30

Germany: Firefighters battle blaze at waste paper plant in heart of Berlin

Germany, Berlin
July 31, 2020 at 20:16 GMT -00:00 · Published

A fire broke out at a waste paper processing plant in Berlin's Kreuzberg district late on Friday afternoon.

A huge column of smoke was visible for miles around the German capital.

The fire which began at around 4:30 p.m. local Berlin time was said to be under control by 6 p.m.

Over 80 emergency service personnel took part in efforts to limit the spread of the fire and contain the damage.

Germany: Firefighters battle blaze at waste paper plant in heart of Berlin02:30
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A fire broke out at a waste paper processing plant in Berlin's Kreuzberg district late on Friday afternoon.

A huge column of smoke was visible for miles around the German capital.

The fire which began at around 4:30 p.m. local Berlin time was said to be under control by 6 p.m.

Over 80 emergency service personnel took part in efforts to limit the spread of the fire and contain the damage.

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