The village is fairly large in size. The local architecture suggests that the settlement has been established for quite some time. Some of the clearly visible buildings include a church and an apothecary.
The land itself is surrounded by rolling plains and mountains.
After the fall of Beacon and the loss of the Cross Continental Transmit System, it is likely that the village came on hard times with the Grimm, unable to call for help. By the time of the Volume 4 Character Short, the town is completely besieged, with fires burning in multiple parts of the village.
Ruby Rose happens to come across the village and successfully fights off as many of the Grimm as she can, including a Beringel. She continues to fight until the rest of Team RNJR arrives to assist her.