Dozens of Scheveningen flats evacuated due to fire

A Dutch Firetruck in action on the heathland near Ede P.J.L Laurens/Wikimedia Commons. ()

Dozens of apartments in Scheveningen were evacuated on Wednesday morning due to a fire in a restaurant on Kalhuisplaats, near the boulevard. The fire has since been extinguished, ANP reports.

The fire caused a large amount of damage to the restaurant, according to the fire department. The residents of 63 apartments located above the restaurant were evacuated as a precaution. No one was injured

Firefighters are currently ventilating and checking the apartments. Evacuated residents were offered shelter at nearby beach tent Boonoonoonoos.

The cause of the fire is not yet clear. The fire department is investigating.

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