A Rotterdam-Feyenoord fire department truck (AlfvanBeem/Wikimedia) - Credit: A Rotterdam-Feyenoord fire department truck (AlfvanBeem/Wikimedia)
Thursday, 24 December 2015 - 15:10
Neighbor: “Unbelievable” how quickly fire spread in Rotterdam
There is still much uncertainty around when the 17 resident evacuated from their homes on Thursday morning when a fire broke out in the building on Admiraliteitskade in Rotterdam, will be able to return. According to one resident, the fire spread "unbelievably fast". The fire broke out around 5:15 a.m. on Thursday morning. According to newspaper AD, the building was empty and the owner just finished renovating the floors. Two persons were slightly injured, one sustained slight burns and the other suffered from smoke inhalation. "I heard it sputter", Roy Jansen said to the newspaper. He and his family live two doors away. "It was a very strange sound. When I opened the curtain, I saw flames and smoke. It's unbelievable how fast it spread."