Fire triggers partial evacuation of Zwolle care center

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Fire hose (Photo: Vitaliy Ragulin / Wikimedia Commons). Fire hose (Photo: Vitaliy Ragulin / Wikimedia Commons)

Residential care complex Fermate on Handellaan in Zwolle was partially evacuated on Monday after a fire broke out. Firefighters are at the scene in large numbers, because there are many elderly people in the building, the local safety office said to ANP.

How many people were evacuated from their homes is not yet clear. They were taken to a nearby school. So far no injuries were reported.

The fire was noticed around 1:00 p.m. What caused it, is not yet clear. 

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