Possible arson on the Berlin Ringbahn: power outage in Prenzlauer Berg resolved after 12 noon – Police & Justice – Berlin

After an arson attack in Prenzlauer Berg, the last 2,400 households were reconnected to the grid on Saturday at 3.10 pm. 9200 had no electricity since 3 am. Unknowns had set fire to a bridge over the Ringbahn.

District heating and other supply lines are located on the bridge. The fire was significant, Stromnetz Berlin spokesman Olaf Weidner said in the morning.

The walkway a few meters away was not damaged. According to the police, the residents of an apartment building on Copenhagener Strasse had to temporarily leave their apartments. The fire was extinguished around 3:45 a.m.

Affected by the power outage is a “central part of Prenzlauer Berg” — parts of Schönhauser Allee, Danziger Strasse, the area around Jahnsportpark, Eberswalder Strasse and adjacent smaller streets, Weidner said. Some traffic lights in the area also went out.

The fire brigade was alerted around 3 a.m. The bridge was completely engulfed in flames, police said. After the extinguishing work, fire experts from the criminal investigation and state security investigated the crime scene.

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