15 fire brigades participate in the firefighting operation of a warehouse with dried plants for teas in Kopernia (Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship). Firefighters have already extinguished the main fire, the bags with herbs are being removed. – During the evacuation of property, every now and then we come across hidden fires that need to be extinguished. It’s hard to say how big the losses are, they say. Nobody was injured.
Information about the fire in the warehouse of a herbal tea company in Kopernia (Pińczów district) was received by firefighters on Friday before 6 am. When the rescuers arrived on the spot, there were no employees in the building who were just arriving at the workplace. Nobody was injured.
A total of 15 fire brigades – about 50 firefighters – are working on the spot. The hall where the fire broke out has an area of over 500 square meters. The bags of herbs caught fire.
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Guard: The fire has been brought under control
As Marcin Żarek, a spokesman for the Pińczów fire brigade, informed us after 9 o’clock, the fire was under control. Firefighters are carrying bags with herbs from the burnt area and are looking for more fires.
– During the evacuation of this property, every now and then we come across hidden fires that need to be extinguished. It’s hard to say how big the losses are. Relatively few herbs were burned, but some of this dried material will be difficult to recover, because the bags are destroyed during their evacuation, a spokesman for the Pińczów fire brigade told us. He added that the extinguishing could take many more hours.
In addition to the dried plants, the roof area of the building on an area of about 10 square meters was also burnt. – However, the whole structure is stable – noted Żarek.
Main photo source: KP PSP Pińczów