A fire after an explosion at a food processing plant Tuesday evening in Kulmbach, Germany, caused damage in the high six-figure range.
Responders arrived at about 8:15 p.m. to find a well-advanced fire raging on the upper floors of the four-story factory, eventually breaking through the roof, the Kulmbach Fire Brigade Facebook page reports.
More than 100 responders, including the town’s entire brigade and brigades from 15 other communities, fought the massive fire. Using three aerial ladders and a large monitor, joined by interior hose lines, firefighters prevented further spread of the fire.
Firefighters brought the fire under control before midnight and completely extinguished it in the morning hours.
Police told Radio Plassenburg that the explosion had been caused by dust in the factory’s filter system.