Friday, December 20, 2013 - 09:21
Fire Rages in Deventer
update 9:55am, 20 Dec. 2013: The Fire Department says the fire is now under control. Social services are being arranged for the people displaced from the fire. Residents were evacuated from three buildings, each with three or four apartments in them. Firefighters battling a large fire in the historic town center of Deventer this morning have asked people to avoid the center as they evacuate buildings in the area. The fire started in an apartment above a small grill restaurant on Grote Overstraat, and spread to two neighboring buildings, according to Nos. No injuries have been reported as of 9:00am. The fire alarm was raised at 6:15am, and three large teams of firefighters have tried to put the fire out. Police and fire department officials have cleared out nearby buildings, with residents gathering in a nearby cafe. https://twitter.com/KeesH79/status/413926778793918464 Both the Grote Overstraat and Kleine Overstraat near De Brink, a famous market square, have been shut down. Officials say De Brink itself is not affected.