The police and fire department suspect that a large wildfire on the Veluwe in Epe on Monday was deliberately lit. Some 100 by 200 meters of heather burned down. A suspect was arrested after a short search. "We had a good description", a spokesperson for the police said to Omroep Gelderland.
During the early hours of Thursday morning the Gelderland town of Epe dealt with its fourth overnight fire in a row, and the sixth fire in a short time. Around 3:45 a.m., the fire department responded to a fire in a detached wooden chalet at De Koekamp campground, Omroep Gelderland reports.
The chalet was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. The fire was under control by 4:30 a.m., but the chalet can be considered lost, according to the fire department. The police believe it was arson.
A headon collision in Nunspeet on Wednesday left a 59-year-old man and his 54-year-old wife from Hardewijk dead and their 5-year-old grandson injured. A 68-year-old woman was critically injured.
The accident happened on Eperweg on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Telegraaf. The initial results of the investigation shows that the 68 year old woman ended up on the wrong side of the road for some unknown reason. She hit the car carrying the grandparents and 5-year-old boy.
The grandparents from Hardewijk died at the scene. The condition of the boy is unclear.
The 28 year old man who was severely wounded in a shooting incident in Ledschendam on Wednesday, died of his injuries on Thursday. Two men were shot in seemingly unrelated incidents on Thursday.