Police investigate arson in fire at Amsterdam garbage firm

Fire at waste management company Icova in Amsterdam's Westelijk Havengebied, 27 May 2017
Fire at waste management company Icova in Amsterdam's Westelijk Havengebied, 27 May 2017. (Photo: @DutchFlyBird / Twitter)

The police are investigating whether arson was involved in a large fire that started at waste disposal company Icova in Amsterdam's Westelijk Havengebied on Saturday, RTL Nieuws reports. 

The fire started around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and was still not completely extinguished by noon on Monday. The pontoon between Hemkade and Nieuwe Hemweg was unable to sail for several hours on Monday morning due to smoke. Nieuwe Hemweg itself was also closed for several hours.

The fire department advises local residents and people working in the area to keep out of the smoke and keep windows and doors closed. 

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