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Caught on video: Explosion at warehouse fire seriously injures three firefighters

The video above shows the moment a large explosion occurred as warehouse burned early this (Sunday) morning in Germany. Three firefighters have been seriously hurt. In the video below the major explosion occurs as the buildings become engulfed at about 5:30 in the video.

Charlotte Observer:

Police say four firefighters have been injured, three of them seriously, in explosions as they tackled a blaze at warehouses in western Germany.

The fire in Hilden, near Cologne, broke out in the early hours of Sunday. Police said in a statement that the blaze expanded with “several detonations” after the firemen arrived at the scene.

They say that packaging, including paper and plastic, along with car tires, was stored at the site. Forty people were evacuated from nearby houses.

Germany Hilden explosion 1

Germany Hilden explosion 2

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