A fire in beyond the city limits known Rheingoldhalle Mainz immense damage. "Several hundred thousand euros, the lowest estimate," said a police spokesman in Mainz, Germany.
the First investigation that could have the fire on Thursday morning in the event and Congress center by a smoldering fire in the case of remediation developed. In the afternoon, the flames were extinguished after long hours of use to a large extent.
Update #BrandRGH— police in Mainz (@police of Mainz) 16. May 2019
There is a fire on a roof of the Rheingoldhalle. The fire Department of the city @mainz_de with a large number of forces in use. The water supply is carried out via the #Rhine road. For this reason, one must remain fully closed.
was Affected by a space between the ceiling and the roof structure, such as a city spokesman said. About half of the roof area of about 5000 square meters have been damaged in the city, according to the Brand. Parts of the roof construction collapsed. The striking Golden rooftop of the hall had survived the fire almost unscathed. Was injured by the fire itself, no one.
The police are now investigating because of negligent arson. Fire investigators from the police, flown a helicopter, the terrain and made with a high-resolution camera images of the disaster in place. First tracks could be secured. "This is a piece of Mainz, the burns," said Lord mayor Michael Ebling (SPD), when he visited the site of the accident. In the Rhine gold hall, among others, many traditional fast night meetings are held.
The great Congress hall of the Mainzer Rheingoldhalle was recently closed due to renovation. In addition to a modernisation of rooms should be placed according to the city of Mainz, the fire protection up-to-date./p>