The fire brigade moved out after a fire in a pig fattening system in the Harz Mountains.  (Symbol image)

A pig fattening system has been on fire since Friday morning in the Harz district (Saxony-Anhalt)!

Ballenstedt – A pig fattening system has been in operation in the Harz district since Friday morning (Saxony-Anhalt) in flames!

The fire brigade moved out after a fire in a pig fattening system in the Harz Mountains. (Symbol picture) © Marcel Kusch / dpa

As the police announced, the fire should have broken out around 9.25 a.m. in Asmusstedt, a district of Ballenstedt, for a previously unknown cause.

According to the information, there are still around 500 animals in the burning building.

Emergency forces from several fire departments are currently busy with the extinguishing work. Meanwhile, the road connecting Ballenstedt and Badeborn is closed.

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Because of the heavy smoke development, residents in the affected towns are asked to keep windows and doors closed.

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