Essen: Roof structure is on fire – fire brigade is fighting fire


Essen: The roof structure is completely on fire – the fire brigade is fighting against a spreading fire

07/17/2021 at 6:20 pm

Essen: An attic apartment was completely in flames.

Essen: An attic apartment was completely in flames.

Photo: Justin Brosch

Essen. On Friday afternoon there was a fire in a three-story apartment building on Bewerungestraße in Essen-Kray broke out. The top floor apartment burned to the full. The fire brigade fought against the spreading flames.

Use in Essen went into the night.

Essen: attic apartment is burning brightly

At around 3:50 p.m., an emergency call was made to the police and fire brigade about the fire in the attic apartment Essen a. Emergency services including two ambulances and an ambulance rushed to the scene of the accident and found an apartment there that was completely on fire.


This is the city of Essen:

  • goes back to the women’s monastery in Essen, which was founded before 850
  • 582,760 inhabitants, nine districts and 50 districts, fourth largest city in North Rhine-Westphalia
  • since 1958 seat of the newly founded diocese of Essen
  • Landmarks among others: Zeche Zollverein, Villa Hügel, Grugapark Essen
  • was European Capital of Culture in 2010 and European Green Capital in 2017
  • Lord Mayor is Thomas Kufen (CDU)


A fire brigade spokesman reported to DER WESTEN that it was burning “in full extent”. The fire was not yet under control, it was said. The flames would continue to spread into the roof structure.


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Since it was initially unclear whether there were still people in the apartment on the fire, the emergency services immediately initiated a rescue with two teams. Fortunately, all residents of the house had already been able to get themselves outside, so that no one was in danger.

Essen: Mission goes into the night – background unclear

The police blocked Bewerungestrasse and Fürstinstrasse. The extinguishing work was still in progress in the evening. At around 11 p.m., the fire brigade returned to the scene of the accident to see whether a new fire had started. The mission was finally completed at 0.45 a.m.

A total of around 40 firefighters were on duty. The cause of the fire and the amount of damage incurred are so far unknown.


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