Fire trucks and ambulances can be seen responding to the emergency after the alarm was sounded.
It is not yet known how many workers were on-site at the time or if there have been any casualties.
Hamburg Fire Brigade announced in a statement: “There is currently a fire in the power plant Tiefstack in Hamburg.”
An official warning to local inhabitants was also issued stating: “The population in the Hamburg area [Billbrook, Hamm and Horn] can be affected by smoke gases due to a fire.
“The cloud of smoke moves in a northeast direction.
“The following regions are affected Billbrook northeast of Andreas-Meyer-Straße to the B5.”
First responders have warned that the fire could take a long time to be brought under control.
The spokesperson added: “This could be a very long story.”
Meanwhile, a heavy plume of smoke can be seen moving across the northeast with residents advised to close their windows and turn off air conditioning.
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