One firehfighter was lightly injured after a fire broke out on construction scaffolding at Berlin's Humboldt Forum on Wednesday.

Footage shows a fire brigade firefighters outside the building, after extinguishing the blaze and damage to the facade.

"Even from far away you could see a very strong smoke column. We heard the alarm in our fire station, and we came here with around 80 people. There was a fire at two cauldrons of tar​ on the ground floor, at the construction scaffolding. This fire was quickly extinguished by us," said Rolf Erbe, Berlin Fire Department spokesperson.

"The fire was put under control fairly quickly, and it's the police who are taking over for further investigations," he added.

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