A fire at a care home in Amsterdam left one person "severely injured" on Tuesday afternoon. The resident was transported to an area hospital with burn wounds, authorities said.
Several other people were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, authorities said. The blaze occurred in the Amsta facility on Van 't Hooflaan in the Watergraafsmeer neighborhood of Amsterdam Oost. The building is a specialized location for housing elderly people with dementia.
Firefighters in the Amsterdam-Amstelland corps are planning a protest action for Friday in which no firefighter will work overtime. Negotiations over a better collective bargaining agreement have stalled,
The fire department has evacuated an apartment complex on the Harmoniestraat in the Heerlen quarters of Hoensbroek this morning, after a spreading fire broke out.
Police in the Brabant town of Veen arrested 100 people early Tuesday morning for violently attacking officers there. Police were trying to provide security for firefighters responding to an emergency call when those on the street began launching heavy fireworks at police, and pelting the patrolmen with empty glass bottles.
Firefighters battling a large fire in the historic town center of Deventer this morning have asked people to avoid the center as they evacuate buildings in the area. The fire started in an apartment above a small grill restaurant on Grote Overstraat, and spread to two neighboring buildings, according to Nos.
31 people were in a Rotterdam apartment building were brought to a hospital overnight after reporting symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. The people were evacuated from nine homes in a Rotterdam Zuid apartment building.
At least twelve barracks were destroyed by a fire that was discovered around 5.30am in Westelijke Havengebied, the harbor area in west Amsterdam. Judging by the tires and cars that were ablaze, many of the burnt-down structures housed repair shops.