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Police investigate cause of fire at Münster airport

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Police investigate cause of fire at Münster airport
260 firefighters worked to extinguish the car park fire. Photo: DPA
10:57 CEST+02:00
Many holidaymakers will find themselves without a car as they return to Münster Osnabrück International Airport, after a car park fire damaged 65 cars on Monday evening.

A total of 260 firefighters were called to the scene, extinguishing the fire by 00:45 am on Tuesday morning. The fire brigade left the scene hours later at 3 am.

There have been no injuries as a result of the fire. 

Police have begun investigating the cause of the blaze, with a spokesperson revealing the following morning that, according to initial findings, the fire broke out on the first floor of the multi-story car park. 

Two floors of the car parks were subsequently damaged, with the entire building remaining closed off.

The 65 affected cars will be removed from the site as they are no longer roadworthy. Around 40 were completely burned out, whilst a further 25 were damaged. The car park’s concrete frame has also been broken in places by the fire.

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Is your flight affected?

According to a spokesperson for the Fire Department, the car park where the fire took place is around 100 meters from the airport terminal.

Andres Heinemann, a spokesman for Münster Osnabrück Airport, assures travellers that flight operations have not been affected by the fire. 

He also indicated that those affected will be compensated for damages.

 
 
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