Fire in a Poolster apartment in Veenendaal. Jan. 1, 2016 (Photo: @MarianneAndes/Twitter) - Credit: Fire in a Poolster apartment in Veenendaal. Jan. 1, 2016 (Photo: @MarianneAndes/Twitter)
Friday, 1 January 2016 - 12:35
One killed, one hurt in Veenendaal apartment fire
One person was killed in a fire in an apartment in Poolster in Veenendaal early on Friday morning, a spokesperson for the Utrecht safety office confirmed to newspaper AD. A 16 year old resident of another apartment was taken to the hospital slightly wounded and released after treatment, according to the police. Nothing is known about the identity of the person who died, except that it was an adult male. The fire broke out around 1:30 a.m. All residents on the 8th and 9th floors of the apartment building were evacuated. The cause of the fire is still unknown.