Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 04:36
More Million Euro Fires
In the first six months of this year, 75 fires raged in the Netherlands with a damage of one million euro or more. That is the highest number in 10 years time. The total loss of these fires amounted to 270.5 million euro. This was reported by the Dutch Institute of Chartered Surveyors (NIVRE) on Monday. The institute, which maintains the quality of damage experts, monitors each quarter the number of large fires. The first quarter of this year saw already a record number of 35 of those fires. In the second quarter another forty of million euro fires, were recorded. Bread Factory Half of the loss of 171.5 million in the second quarter could be accounted for by three major disasters: a fire in a bread factory in Oldenzaal on June 4 (50 million), a fire on April 3 at a printing plant in Enschede (20 million) and a fire at a chemical plant in Geleen on April 23 (16 million). Only in the first half of 2008, the financial loss (316.8 million) was higher than so far in 2013.