Several hundred thousand euros in damage to Zündelei in Magdeburg
In Magdeburg on Wednesday morning an ignition turned into a major fire. A young person is said to have set fire to an advertising brochure in a trash can.
The fire spread and caused damage in the six figures. The fire brigade was on a large scale.
Early on Wednesday morning, a garbage can fire in Magdeburg-Alt Salbke spread to a kebab shop and a discounter. According to the police, a young person is said to have set fire to an advertising brochure and thrown it in a garbage can.
When the fire brigade arrived at the scene of the accident, the flames had already spread to a kebab shop and the roof of a discounter. Both were destroyed by the fire.
Young person provisionally arrested
The police estimate the property damage at several hundred thousand euros. On the spot, the officials met three young people who testified that a 16-year-old is said to be responsible for the fire. He is said to have set fire to the prospectus, tossed it in the bin and then ran away.
The youth was found at home and provisionally arrested. The police officers secured the first evidence. In the course of Wednesday, further investigations are to be started at the scene of the fire. The fire brigade was on a large scale until morning.