“A large-scale fire brigade operation” is currently underway, according to RT’s Berlin-based producer, Tanya Bochkareva.
More than 40 firefighters are at the warehouse, which has been contaminated with toxic fumes.
“Residents are advised to keep windows and doors closed,” Fire Department spokesman Jan Ole Unger said, as quoted by Bild newspaper.
That warning affects residents of HafenCity, Wilhelmsburg, Steinwerder, Kleiner Grasbrook, Klostertor, and Hamburg’s Old and New Towns, Focus Online reported.
Each barrel contained 1,000 liters of their respective chemicals.
No casualties have been reported.
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