A major fire in the center of klingenberg caused damage of several hundred thousand euros during the night. For reasons that are still unclear, a fire broke out on the site of a former sawmill, destroying all the buildings and an adjoining residential house. The fire department was on duty with a rough contingent. The police investigation is being conducted by the aschaffenburg police department. To what extent a garage fire in the vicinity about three weeks ago could be in any way connected with the fire cannot be said at present.
Against 0.45 o’clock a resident alerted the emergency services by emergency call. He had become aware of strong smoke coming from the area, which is located directly on the wilhelmstrabe. Already on the way there, patrol crews of the obernburg police could see the heavy clouds of smoke from the bundesstrabe 469. When they arrived on site, the approx. 100 by 30 meter large area with several buildings and warehouses was almost completely in flames. In addition, a mobile home parked there was a robbery of the flames.
The surrounding volunteer fire departments, including all parts of klingenberg, as well as the emergency services from rollfeld, trennfurt, worth and grobheubach, were quickly on the scene as a result. The large fire brigade managed to bring the flames under control relatively quickly, but it was no longer possible to prevent the fire from spreading to a neighboring, currently unoccupied, two-story residential building. This also burned out almost completely.
The rescue service was on the scene with two paramedics and three ambulances. However, they only had to take care of one person who had probably suffered a slight smoke inhalation. Otherwise, fortunately, no one was hurt in the fire. At around 3 o’clock, the firefighting work was largely completed, but pockets of embers kept flickering up. The fire department organized a fire watch, which is on site until the morning hours. The passage trabe was until about 3.45 o’clock completely blocked.
During the course of thursday, specially trained fire investigators from the aschaffenburg criminal investigation department will examine the fire scene. In particular, this involves clarifying the cause of the fire and providing more precise information on the extent of the damage. Whether a garage fire about three weeks ago could possibly be in any way connected with the fire in the sagewerk, can not be said at present. Here was in the night to 18.05.13 shortly before 2 o’clock in the wilhelmstrabe a garage a robbery of the flames become. The damage amounted to about 3000 euro. Also the investigation in this case leads the kripo aschaffenburg. These continue as well.