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Heckenbrand was much more explosive than expected at Werne

The operation of the fire brigade on Monday night initially sounded like a typical heat operation. “The hedge is on fire.” But on the ground, everything seemed much more threatening.

On Monday evening, 18 July 2022 at 21:22, Vernay Volunteer Fire Brigade Fire Engine No. 1 (town centre) was called to a suspected hedge fire in Tunen Street, Vernay. The mission keyword was “FEUER_2 – Burning the Fence”.

The scene is more reminiscent of a forest fire area in southern Europe than the Hansaring in Verne. © Werne Fire Brigade

But already in Hansaring, the rescuers noticed a strong development of smoke in the area of ​​the embankment during the oncoming traffic. As the flames were already several meters high, about 15 m long in the dam or there in the underwater plant, the first emergency fire truck turned around at the Hansaring / Stockumer Straße intersection and drove back to the Hansaring and stopped at playground level.

Firefighters extinguished the fire with respiratory protective equipment in two combat calculations with a quick attack from an ambulance fire truck. [1-HLF20] away. The operative intervention of the fire service prevented more damage and spreading in the membrane. The crew of the fire engine installed a water supply and fed the water there.

Rescue vehicle in Vernay
The rescue service was also on duty at Hansaring as a precaution. © Werne Fire Brigade

The fire area was checked with a thermal camera for the presence of charcoal in the canopy and tree tops. The operation was stopped after the website was handed over to the police. 17 ambulance services with four vehicles, the rescue service and the police from Vernay were launched. The end of the mission was at 22:30.

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