Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 14:40
Massive Hague center fire under control
A massive fire raged in the inner city of The Hague on Tuesday night. The fire started just after midnight in an attic on the Beeklaan. The fire brigade arrived in number to fight the fire. The whole street was filled with fire trucks and police cars. Firefighters managed to extinguish the worst of the flames quickly, and by 01:45 am the fire was under control. According to Security Area Haaglanden, a resident set his house on fire. The arsonist turned himself in to the police. The man has been arrested. It is as of yet unknown why the man tried to burn his house down. Ten residents, two dogs and a cat had to be evacuated, nu.nl reports. They were housed in a hotel by the municipality. Several residents of the adjacent houses have returned home. Nobody was wounded. The upper floor of the building was destroyed. According to the security area, no asbestos or chemicals were released during the fire. According to a municipality spokesman the district will hold a gathering for neighboring residents this week.