After the fire in a warehouse in Potsdam, police specialists want to start investigating the cause of the fire this Sunday. It is planned that forensic technology will take up the fire investigation, said a spokesman for the situation service on Sunday morning. The police assume arson, as the authority announced on Saturday.
The fire destroyed a 2000 square meter hall of a freight forwarding company in Potsdam-Fahrland on Saturday afternoon. Furniture is said to have been stored there.
The fire brigade worked throughout the night until morning. After around 16 hours, the forces ended their mission around 3.30 a.m. on Sunday. The fire brigade had to move out again around 6 a.m. because the source of the fire was discovered, the police said.
The burning warehouse collapsed. The population was warned about heavy smoke development and asked to keep windows and doors closed. The police have not yet been able to provide any information on the extent of the damage.