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Jun 19 '17 09:07

A 22-year-old student was killed in a house fire on Emmanuel Murandstraat in Leeuwarden early on Monday morning. Firefighters rescued the victim with a crane and resuscitated him at the scene. He was rushed to the hospital, where he died of his injuries, the Leeuwarder Courant reports.

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Jun 15 '17 07:56

One person was killed when a fire broke out in a cell at the prison in Scheveningen during the early hours of Thursday morning. The other prisoners in the affected wing were evacuated and given shelter elsewhere in the complex. No one else was injured, the Telegraaf reports.

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Jun 12 '17 09:47

A fire in a Breda apartment on Sunday night, seems to have been set during an argument between the residents. Investigators believe this to be a case of arson and domestic violence, the police said on Twitter.

The apartment's female resident was arrested, the man was taken to hospital. Prior to the fire in the apartment on Nieuwe Diesstraat, the couple was heard arguing, Omroep Brabant reports.

The involved apartment burnt out completely. And the apartment above it sustained smoke damage. Firefighters managed to save the rest of the building from any significant damage. 

Large stash of WWII munitions discovered in a shed on Paukeslag in Etten-Leur after it caught fire, 29 May 2017
May 30 '17 14:45

Etten-Leur residents were shaken by sudden explosions on Monday night when a shed containing a large collection of WWII munitions caught fire. The fire caused a number of the WWII items to blow up. The fire was extinguished and an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team is investigating, according to NU.nl.

Fire at waste management company Icova in Amsterdam's Westelijk Havengebied, 27 May 2017
May 29 '17 15:20

The police are investigating whether arson was involved in a large fire that started at waste disposal company Icova in Amsterdam's Westelijk Havengebied on Saturday, RTL Nieuws reports. 

The fire started around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and was still not completely extinguished by noon on Monday. The pontoon between Hemkade and Nieuwe Hemweg was unable to sail for several hours on Monday morning due to smoke. Nieuwe Hemweg itself was also closed for several hours.

Farm fire
May 1 '17 11:09

The police have arrested a man from Denekamp, Twente, who is suspected to have been involved in ten recent wildfires in nature reserves in Noordoost-Twente. On Saturday April 29th, he was caught trying to flee the scene of the last fire of the past few days by a local hunting supervisor. At 20:00, he was found in his mother’s home after an extensive police effort using a helicopter set out to capture him.

Apr 20 '17 13:27

One person was killed and another injured in a fire in a building in Venlo on Thursday afternoon, the Limburg-Noord fire department said on Twitter.

According to local safety office Veiligheidsregio Limburg-Noord, the fire started on the second floor of care institute Via Cresceno. Emergency services started evacuating the building around 12:00 p.m. 

The fire department has the fire under control. It is unclear how it started. 

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Apr 18 '17 12:30

A large fire broke out in a vacation home in the Hommelheide resort in Susteren around 5:45 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Four people were injured, three of whom had to be taken to hospital for further treatment, De Limburger reports.

The fire broke out in a chalet on Hommelweg. The chalet was inhabited by seven foreign workers, according to the newspaper. Six of them managed to escape the fire unaided. Firefighters had to find and bring out the seventh resident. 

The fire was under control around 6:30 a.m. The home completely burnt down and can be considered lost.

Apr 18 '17 08:40

A fire that broke out in a student dorm on Nieuwe Ebbingestraat in Groningen on Monday left three people injured. One was taken to the hospital for treatment, the other two were treated at the scene. The fire department managed to extinguish the fire relatively quickly, Oog TV reports.

Firefighters responded en masse due to the belief that people were trapped in the burning dorm. This turned out not to be the case. The dorm was ventilated after the fire was extinguished. 

Fire in Weezenhof shopping center in Nijmegen, started in empty Spar supermarket, 11 Apr 2017
Apr 11 '17 07:29

A large fire broke out in an empty supermarket in the Nijmegen shopping center Weezenhof during the early hours of Tuesday morning. A lot of smoke is being released. The fire department advises local residents to stay out of the smoke and keep windows, doors and ventilation closed. People are also instructed to stay away from the area as there may be a gas leak, the Telegraaf reports.

The Schiphol tunnel
Mar 31 '17 07:46

Dutch public works department Rijkswaterstaat opened four of Schiphol tunnel's six lanes for Friday morning rush hour. Schiphol Airport can now also be reached directly via a turn immediately after the tunnel, NOS reports.

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Mar 30 '17 12:00

The male resident of a farm in Exloo, Drenthe is missing after a massive fire at his property on Wednesday night. The property, which included the Turv Exloo Distillery, a barn and a farmhouse, went up in flames and burnt to the ground. Emergency services will search the remains of the buildings to find out whether the man was killed in the fire, ANP reports.

Emergency services managed to make contact with the man's wife. She is staying with relatives elsewhere in the country and could give no clarity on his whereabouts. 

Mar 30 '17 07:45

One person was killed and another slightly injured in a fire in a seniors' apartment building in Landgraaf, Limburg on Wednesday night, De Limburger reports.

The fire started around 11:30 p.m. on the third floor of the complex on Kerkstraat. Firefighters responded en masse, including departments from Germany, according to the newspaper. 

Around midnight the fire department decided to evacuate the complex. Residents of the 48 apartments were given shelter in a nearby building. The fire was under control around 1:00 a.m.

Mar 30 '17 07:30

Technicians are still busy replacing cables in the Schiphol tunnel that were Only two of the six lanes are open to motorists, which means traffic delays on the A4 from Amsterdam to The Hague during rush hour on Thursday morning, NOS reports.

The Schiphol tunnel
Mar 29 '17 07:30

The Schiphol tunnel is partially open to motorists again after being completely closed since Monday afternoon. Two lanes will be open during rush hour for motorists who want to take the A4 from Amsterdam, the Dutch public works department Rijkswaterstaat announced on Wednesday morning, AD reports.

The Schiphol tunnel
Mar 28 '17 15:00

The portion of the southbound A4 expressway that travels through the Schiphol Tunnel will remain closed at least through the evening rush hour period, and possibly into Wednesday, Dutch public works department Rijkswaterstaat announced Tuesday afternoon. The decision was made when engineers were unable to restart exhaust fans in the tunnel during safety testing.

Netherlands
Mar 28 '17 07:22

The entire Schiphol tunnel from Amsterdam (A4) to The Hague is still closed on Tuesday morning following a . Traffic information service ANWB calls on motorists to avoid Amsterdam during rush hour and to travel to the airport by train, AD reports.

Firefighters at a villa on Ouwer in Etten-Leur, fire caused by an explosion, 26 Mar 2017
Mar 27 '17 08:08

A villa on Ouwer in Etten-Leur was destroyed by a fire that the police believe was caused by an explosion during the early hours of Sunday morning. The home belonged to drug criminal Johan V., RTL Nieuws reports.

The building was completely destroyed in the fire. According to the fire department, no one was inured. The fire started around 01:00 a.m. on Sunday. Local residents heard three bangs, they told BN de Stem. They expect the explosion was an attack in the criminal environment. "They threw fire bombs through the windows", a neighbor said to the newspaper.

Fire raging in a car company on Schaafstraat in Amsterdam-Noord, 7 Mar 2017
Mar 7 '17 08:23

A large fire is raging at a car company on Schaafstraat in Amsterdam-Noord on Tuesday morning. Firefighers are at the scene in large numbers to try and prevent the fire from spreading, the Telegraaf reports.

The fire started around 7:00 a.m. How it started is as yet unclear. A massive plume of smoke can be seen from almost everywhere in the city. A supplier of cleaning products is located next to the burning car company and is in danger of falling prey to the flames.

Mar 6 '17 09:03

A SWAT team arrested a 28-year-old asylum seeker after he set two small fires in the asylum center in the Brabant town of Grave on Sunday, NU.nl reports.

The fires started around 7:00 p.m. A police spokesperson confirmed to NU.nl that the a 28-year-old resident of the asylum center was arrested on suspicion of arson.

Power outage in Utrecht, 28 Feb 2017
Feb 28 '17 07:25

Around midnight the power went out for between 14 thousand and 15 thousand homes in Utrecht. Large parts of the city were pitch dark, as the streetlights were also affected. Power was restored around 5:30 this morning, NOS reports.

The massive power outage was caused by a fire in an electricity station on Nijverheidsweg, grid manager Stedin said. The fire was extinguished within an hour and technicians could get to work on getting the station up and running again, according tor RTL Nieuws. 

Some 2,000 pigs killed in a barn fire on Zwalustraat in Mill, Noord-Brabant, 15 Feb 2017
Feb 16 '17 07:27

About 2 thousand piglets and sows were killed in a fire on a pig farm just outside the Noord-Brabant village of Mill on Wednesday night. Two barns containing the 2 thousand pigs were completely destroyed in the fire, Omroep Brabant reports.

Another barn could be rescued by the fire brigade. The pigs inside were evacuated and taken to a fourth barn. According to the Gelderlander, the farm owned a total of 600 sows and 2,200 pigs. 

The fire was under control around midnight. Multiple fire brigades responded to deal with the fire. The cause of the fire is unclear. 

Fire on the roof of the Spinoza building at Radboud University Nijmegen, 14 Feb 2017
Feb 14 '17 16:55

Radboud University in Nijmegen was the site of a shortly lived, but quite intense fire on Tuesday afternoon. According to the university, a cooling tower on the roof of the Spinoza building on Montessorilaan caught fire during maintenance work. The fire caused a lot of smoke and the building had to be evacuated, but no one was injured.

The fire was under control by 12:55 p.m. and by 1:15 p.m. eight of the nine floors in the building was released. Students, lecturers and staff were allowed back inside. The entire building was released by 14:35 p.m., the university said on Twitter.

Feb 7 '17 07:23

A fire in an apartment building in Rosmalen triggered the evacuation of 28 flats during the early hours of Tuesday morning. One resident was taken to hospital with unknown injuries, NU.nl reports.

The fire started around 1:15 a.m. in an apartment on the third floor of an apartment building on Herman Moerkerklaan, Brabants Daggblad reports. The fire department evacuated surrounding apartments as a precaution. Over 50 people had to leave their homes. 

Paramedics checked a number of residents for smoke inhalation. 

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