Liander seriously endangered a number of firefighters during a fire in a transformer house along the rails in Hilversum on Saturday, according to mayor Pieter Broertjes. The energy supplier stated that the power was shut down remotely, but when the fire brigade started extinguishing the fire, the building was still under high voltage, the mayor wrote in a letter to the Hilversum city council, NOS reports.
A fire broke out in the dunes near Heemskerk, Noord-Holland, late on Monday morning. Emergency services are at the scene in large numbers, including dozens of fire trucks. The emergency services deployed en masse, erring on the side of caution due to the drought, a spokesperson for local safety office Veiligheidsregio Kennemerland said to ANP.
Two teenagers were arrested on suspicion of arson at the Avans University of Applied Sciences' art academy in Den Bosch on Sunday. An 18-year-old boy from Rosmalen turned himself in on Monday, and a 15-year-old boy from Den Bosch was arrested on Wednesday, the police announced on Thursday.
Both suspects were arraigned on Thursday. The 15-year-old was released from custody for the time being, the older suspect will stay in custody for another two weeks.
A large fire broke out in a multi-company building in Nunspeet on Wednesday afternoon. Toxic substances were measured in the smoke and the surrounding area was evacuated. The around 300 residents of 120 homes had to spend the night elsewhere. There is no danger to public health, and residents who want to can return to their homes on Thursday, the municipality announced on Thursday morning, AD reports.
One person was injured in a kitchen fire in a home in The Hague over night. The victim was taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. Seven homes were evacuated, ANP reports.
The fire started in a home on Groot Hertoginnenlaan. The two residents of the home were rescued from the balcony with a crane. One was taken to hospital, the other was treated at the scene by paramedics.
The fire was quickly under control and extinguished. No other homes were damaged. What caused the fire is not yet clear.
A fairground operator in Uden lost four trucks to a fire around 4:30 a.m. on Friday. His fairground attraction - Encounter - was completely destroyed. The police believe arson was involved, Omroep Brabant reports.
The fire department found two bottles and a jerry can containing a flammable liquid near where the trucks were parked on Boekelsedijk.
"Everything is ruined, everything is ruined", the operator of Encounter - a kind of modern haunted house - kept repeating to an Omroep Brabant reporter on Friday morning. He can not believe what happened.
A fire broke out in a home on Jan Sluyterslaan in Almelo on Monday night. Emergency services found a body in the home. The police are investigating what happened, Tubantia reports.
The fire started in the kitchen, according to the newspaper. The cause of the fire is not yet clear.
So far nothing is known about the identity of the victim or how he or she died.
The fire brigades in Noord-Brabant and Limburg had their hands more than full with multiple wildfires on Sunday. The fires were caused by continuing drought in the two provinces, RTL Nieuws reports.
In Budel a large wildfire had fire departments from the entire region busy on Sunday. A drone team was deployed to get a complete picture of the burning area. About 10 hectares burnt down.
The police managed to track the routes taken by both vehicles used in an attack on De Telegraaf building on Basisweg in Amsterdam early on Tuesday morning. Both the white Volkswagen Caddy used to crash into the building, and the black Audi A5 RS used as a getaway car were stolen and had fake license plates put on them, the police said in a statement.
Shots were fired on a store on Van Woustraat in Amsterdam Zuid during the early hours of Wednesday morning. A short time later, a nearby container went up in flames. The police believe the two incidents may be connected, Het Paroolr eports.
The police responded to the store, located between Lutma and Carillonstraat, at around 2:10 a.m. after reports of a broken store window. There they found that the window had been shot at. The perpetrator fled.
A person was found dead after a fire in a 16th floor apartment in a building on Bachlaan in Tilburg on Wednesday night. So far nothing is known about the victim's identity or cause of death, ANP reports.
The fire was reported around 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday, and was extinguished around midnight. Firefighters found the body after the fire was extinguished.
Forensic investigators were only able to start investigating after all the smoke was out of the home.
The cause of the fire is also still under investigation.
A van crashed through the front door of the building that houses newspaper De Telegraaf on Basisweg in Amsterdam around 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The vehicle went up in flames, causing a large amount of damage to the building, a spokesperson for the police said to NU.nl. No one was injured.
"The flames came up to 14 meters high out of the van, badly damaging the building. A window in the facade was destroyed by the vehicle, the rest were blown out by the heat of the fire", the police spokesperson said. Firefighters managed to get the fire under control quickly.
The Kanaleneiland police station in Utrecht received hundreds of cards and letters expressing support for a police officer injured after an explosion in an apartment building in the city on Thursday. Dozens of bunches of flowers were delivered, and social media is also flooded with messages for the police officer, NOS reports.
"We feel the support. Overwhelming", a police officer said to RTV Utrecht.
A 70-year-old man from Utrecht was arrested in connection with an explosion and fire in an apartment building on Marshalllaan in the city on Thursday night, the police said in a statement.
The man showed up at a police station and said he was involved in the incident. According to the police, he is "probably the resident" of the apartment in which the explosion happened.
A number of office buildings and homes in the vicinity of the old tax office in Leeuwarden were evacuated on Friday. A large fire started in the former tax building on Tesselschadestraat on Friday morning, and smoke is drawing over the city, RTL Nieuws reports.
An NL Alert was sent out around 9:00 a.m. warning locals to keep out of the smoke, keep doors and windows closed and to switch of their ventilation.
An apartment building on Marshalllaan in Utrecht was rocked by an explosion in one of the apartments on Thursday evening. The police later found a body in the apartment. A police officer was seriously injured, the police said on Twitter.
The explosion happened on the first floor of the apartment building, according to NU.nl. Fire broke out in several apartments. One home in the building burned out completely.
A fire on an airplane sent multiple fire engines responding to Eindhoven Airport on Tuesday. Firefighters quickly managed to get the fire under control and extinguish it, the fire department said on Twitter.
According to Omroep Brabant, the fire started on a Transavia plane that came from Seville. Just after the plane landed, the fire was noticed on one of the engines, according to the broadcaster.
The cause of the fire is not yet known. All passengers left the plane unharmed. No one was injured.
A fire broke out in a residential care center in the Utrecht town of Doorn on Wednesday night. At least 60 residents were evacuated. The fire itself was relatively easy to get under control, but it caused a lot of smoke, ANP reports.
As a precaution, various fire brigade units and a total of 14 ambulances responded to the scene. One person was taken to the hospital for examination. Some of the evacuated residents had to spend the night elsewhere. They were accommodated elsewhere in the building or with family, the local safety office said to the news wire.
Three people were injured in a fire in an apartment complex on Admiraliteitskade in Rotterdam on Monday evening. The twelve floors high building contain mainly student housing, a spokesperson for the local safety office said to NU.nl.
All three injured people were taken to hospital. Two inhaled smoke, the third sustained burns.
Technical school ROVC on Galvanistraat in Ede burned almost completely to the ground overnight. The fire department had the fire under control at 3:45 a.m. "Extinguishing it will take well into the morning", a spokesperson for the police said to NU.nl.
"Large parts of the building are no longer accessible due to the fire and there is considerable damage", the spokesperson said. The fire was first reported to the authorities around 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday. At that time there was no one in the building, according to the police spokesperson.
The municipality of Ede closed off 16 companies and 8 homes on commercial terrain Frankeneng after asbestos was released in a fire at a car company on Fultonstraat on Sunday morning, ANP reports.
Specialist asbestos removers started cleaning the roads and sidewalks in the area on Sunday night. After they're done, other certified companies will check the area for sings of the carcinogenic substance. How long the terrain will remain closed is unclear.
A mother of three children who firefighters rescued from a burning apartment in Rotterdam-IJsselmonde on Thursday night, was arrested. The woman is suspected of negligence, a police spokesperson said to NU.nl.
In February a man was arrested on suspicion of setting a number of Arriva buses on fire last year. The suspect is a former bus driver who was fired from Arriva at the end of 2016, Brabants Dagblad reports based on various sources.
According to the newspaper, the 29-year-old man worked as a driver on Arriva's regional lines. He was fired late in 2016 because a broken relationship with another employee led to problems on the work floor.
Firefighters and local residents rescued three children from a burning apartment on Grienderwaard in Rotterdam-IJsselmonde on Thursday night. The children suffered minor burns and were taken to hospital for treatment, AD reports.