Three killed in Duiven house fire

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

Update 10:30 a.m. - A third deceased person was found inside the burning house in Duiven, the police said at around 10:15 a.m. on Friday. "With the information we have so far, we don't expect to find anymore victims," the Gelderland police said on Twitter. Neighbors told Omroep Gelderland that a family and one daughter lived in the home. 

At least two people were killed in a house fire on the outskirts of Duiven on Friday morning. The Gelderland police reported the first fatality at around 8:40 a.m., and the second one half an hour later. Firefighters are still searching the house for victims, bystanders told De Gelderlander.

Emergency services responded to the home on Roodwilligenstraat just after 8:00 a.m. The fire department responded with four fire trucks and a lift. A trauma helicopter is also at the scene.

Firefighters are working to get the fire under control, but flames and smoke are still coming from the house, especially from the upper floor, according to the newspaper. 

Local resident are advised to stay indoors, and keep their windows and ventilation closed.

So far nothing is known about the fire.


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