One killed in Doetinchem fire

A Rotterdam-Feyenoord fire department truck (AlfvanBeem/Wikimedia). (A Rotterdam-Feyenoord fire department truck (AlfvanBeem/Wikimedia))

One person was killed in a fire in an apartment building on Eduard Schilderinkstraat in Doetinchem during the early hours of Friday morning, ANP reports.

The fire started in an apartment on the second floor of the building. Firefighters managed to contain the fire to that apartment, but surrounding residents were still evacuated as a precaution. According to a spokesperson for the fire department, the building has mostly elderly residents.

Most of the buildings residents were allowed back into their homes during the course of the morning, with the exception of five apartments that sustained much water damage.

The identity of the victim is still unclear.