Diez (dpa / lrs) - According to the police, a fire in a half-timbered barn in Herold (Rhein-Lahn district) caused damage of around 50,000 euros.

The police said that people were not in the building at the time of the fire early Tuesday morning.

The fire brigade prevented the fire from spreading to the main building.

The barn, however, had caught fire.

The fire was extinguished after about two hours.

According to the police, the damage caused is considerable.

The criminal police have started investigations into the cause of the fire.

Police report