West News Wire: A massive fire that burned down multiple warehouses early on Sunday in Hamburg, Germany, caused black, chemical-filled smoke to drift over the city, prompting police to issue a warning to residents to shut their windows. 

According to the German news agency dpa, the fire started around 4:30 a.m. in the Rothenburgsort neighborhood in the second-largest city in Germany’s eastern region. Long-distance trains between Hamburg and Berlin and other places were stopped as the smoke moved from that location toward the city center. 

Hamburg residents were urged to lock their windows, turn off the ventilation and air conditioning, and to stay away from the area after receiving a public safety notice via a mobile phone app. There were no reported injuries. 

According to public broadcaster NDR, the fire featured containers containing dangerous and foul-smelling hydrogen sulfide, which forced firefighters and police officers in the area to wear breathing apparatus. 

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