Early on Friday morning, a fire broke out in the school playground in Steinsel.

The incident occurred in Rue des Vergers. Witnesses said they saw youths in the playground at 3am, and the fire broke out shortly afterwards. When police officers arrived at the scene, the young people were nowhere to be found. The police report added that the fire concerned an insect hotel in the school grounds.

Walferdange and Lorentzweiler fire fighters supported their Steinsel colleagues in preventing the flames from spreading to the school buildings. Thanks to the fire brigades' quick action, they were able to prevent the fire from spreading to nearby trees and the school building.

No one was injured.

© David Klein

However, the police are investigating the fire and are seeking further witnesses to the incident. Any individuals with information pertaining to the fire should contact the Mersch police station at 244901000 or call 113.