Lake Constance: Millions in damage after a fire in the old town on Lake Constance

According to police estimates, a major fire on Lake Constance caused property damage of around two million euros.

Lake Constance: Millions in damage after a fire in the old town on Lake Constance

According to police estimates, a major fire on Lake Constance caused property damage of around two million euros. The cause of the fire is still unclear, said a police spokesman. It will be checked whether the affected buildings in the old town of Überlingen (Baden-Württemberg) are in danger of collapsing. Residents cannot return to their homes for the time being. The fire was out on Wednesday morning.

According to the police, the fire was reported around 9 p.m. on Tuesday. Accordingly, when the rescue workers arrived, the roof structure of a house was already in full fire and later collapsed. More than 200 emergency services were on site. The building was almost completely destroyed by the fire, the police said. In addition, the fire spread to two adjacent buildings, which were badly damaged.

The fire brigade and police were on site with a large contingent, according to the announcement. The fire object and adjacent houses were evacuated to protect the residents.

Police were not aware of any injuries as of Wednesday morning. The residents of the affected houses are safe and unharmed, a spokesman for the fire brigade said on Wednesday night when asked by the German Press Agency. "We were quickly at the scene of the fire and then had the fire under control," said the spokesman. Emergency services were still on site that night to look for embers with thermal imaging cameras.

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