Lower Saxony and Bremen
High fire damage to barn and house
Großefehn (dpa/lni) – A house and a barn were destroyed by fire in Großefehn in the Aurich district. The fire first broke out in the barn for an unknown reason before spreading to the adjacent house, a police spokeswoman said on Sunday. Both buildings were heavily damaged. The police estimate the material damage at around 400,000 euros. A family of three was able to get to safety in time.
According to the fire department, about 100 rescuers were on duty. The fire was extinguished on Saturday afternoon after more than four hours. On Sunday night and Sunday morning, the fire department was alerted to minor post-extinguishing work.