According to the spokesman, the police station tried “to save what can be saved”. The damage from the fire is likely to be enormous, said Resperger. A column of smoke could be seen from afar, reported APA witnesses.
Police spokesman Heinz Holub confirmed in the evening that the office was badly damaged. The inspection is “probably no longer available”. Weapons and ammunition were brought to safety in good time, as were files. Officials discovered the fire in the adjoining property around 4.30 p.m. According to Holub, the investigations to clarify the cause of the fire are being carried out by the team around Chief Inspector Erich Rosenbaum from the State Criminal Police Office.
According to KURIER information, the community is already in the process of finding replacement quarters for the police. There should also be no injuries from the fire.