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A fire destroys the monumental former town hall in Wolvega, Friesland, 12 Sept 2017
Sep 13 '17 08:20

The former town hall of Wolvega, Friesland was destroyed in a fire on Tuesday night. The upper floor of the monumental building burnt out completely, and the ground floor sustained significant damage, NU.nl reports.

The building on Heerenveenseweg is listed as a national monument. The fire was first reported around 10:15 p.m. The Fryslân fire department responded with a lot of man power. By 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday, firefighters had the fire under control, though were still working on extinguishing it.

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Sep 4 '17 08:38

Amsterdam's fire brigade was again deployed to a recycling company in the Westelijk Havengebied on Monday morning, because the smouldering remains of a fire on Sunday went up in flames again, Het Parool reports. 

The fire started in a 10 meter high mountain of waste at waste and recycling company Paro on Siciliëweg on Sunday. Paro employees tore the mountain apart with shovels, so that firefighters could get to the flames. 

Thirteen student homes left uninhabitable by a fire on Bloemerstraat in Nijmegen, 3 Sept 2017
Sep 4 '17 08:18

A fire in a building on Bloemerstraat in Nijmegen on Sunday afternoon, left at least 13 student homes uninhabitable, according to the Gelderlander. No one was hurt in the fire. 

The fire started in the ceiling of a home on the ground floor around 1:45 p.m. Firefighters had trouble extinguishing it, because the fire was largely between the floors and in the walls. Eventually some walls had to be knocked down so that firefighters could get to the flames, according to the newspaper. The fire was finally under control around 4:00 p.m.

Emergency services at the scene of a massive fire at Holland Casino in Groningen, the casino was completely destroyed, 27 Aug 2017
Aug 29 '17 16:10

There are no indications that arson was involved in a on Sunday, mayor Peter den Oudsten said on Tuesday. The police are therefore halting their investigation. RTL Nieuws reports.

Emergency services at the scene of a massive fire at Holland Casino in Groningen, the casino was completely destroyed, 27 Aug 2017
Aug 28 '17 08:37

The Holland Casino in Groningen was completely destroyed in a massive fire that was discovered around 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, and which firefighters finally managed to get under control around 3:30 p.m. No one was seriously injured, but millions of euros of damage was done, Dagblad van het Noorden reports.

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Aug 22 '17 07:31

A 53-year-old woman from Doetinchem was arrested in connection with a n her hometown early on Sunday morning. The police are still struggling to identify the victim. The victim is not the resident of the home on Papaverstraat that burned down, and the resident is not a suspect, the police said, according to De Gelderlander.

Aug 21 '17 11:20

A person was found dead in a fire in a semi-detached house on Papaverstraat in Doetinchem during the early hours of Sunday morning. By Sunday evening the police were still trying to identify the victim. The victim is not the resident of the house, he was not home during the fire. The police call on witnesses to come forward.

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Aug 14 '17 11:10

A motorist was lucky to escape with only a fright when his car suddenly caught fire while he was driving through Waalwijk during the early hours of Monday morning, Omroep Brabant reports.

The motorist was driving on Biesbosweg around 2:15 a.m. when he noticed smoke coming out of the car. He pulled over and called the fire department. When firefighters arrived at the scene, the car was already enveloped in flames.

Firefighters extinguished the fire using foam. Not much is left of the car, according to the broadcaster. 

Aug 14 '17 07:27

A fire on a large pig farm in Agelo during the early hours of Monday morning killed hundreds of pigs. Two stables were completely destroyed, the fire department confirmed to ANP.

The fire started in one of the farm's two piglet stables. Firefighters tried to stop it spreading further, "but that did not work", a spokesperson said to the news wire. The fire spread to a second stable, also containing hundreds of pigs. The fire is now under control, but the fire department expects it will take another few hours to completely extinguish it. 

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Aug 11 '17 14:50

A body was found in a burning home on Neel Gijsenstraat in Rotterdam on Friday morning. The police are investigating the cause of the fire and how the person died, AD report.

The fire department responded to the home around 7:30 a.m. Fifteen minutes later the fire was under control. Firefighters found the deceased person while checking the home.

At this stage there is no reason to believe the person was killed in a crime, according to the police. 

Juliana Church on Zaandijkstraat in Rotterdam goes up in flames, 6 Aug 2017
Aug 7 '17 08:46

The Juliana Church on Zaandijkstraat in Rotterdam was destroyed in a large fire on Sunday night. The fire department considers the building, located in the Heijplaat neighborhood, as lost. No one was injured, NOS report.

The wooden floors and roof beams meant that the fire spread very quickly. The fire department managed to get the fire under control during the early hours of Monday morning, but firefighters could not enter the building to continue extinguishing it due to the risk of collapse. The church's tower top collapsed in the fire. 

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Aug 3 '17 10:10

A woman was found dead in a burning house on Oslofjord in Delfzijl, Groningen on Thursday morning. The police believe she is the resident of the home. The cause of the fire is being investigated, RTL Nieuws reports.

A trauma helicopter was dispatched with the fire department because the authorities believed that someone was in the home, according to RTL. But the woman was already dead when firefighters found her. As far as is known, the woman died in the fire. 

The cause of the fire is still unknown. 

Home on Kerkweg in Vaassen destroyed by explosion and subsequent fire, 2 Aug 2017
Aug 2 '17 10:30

The Gelderland village of Vaassen was woken by a massive explosion early on Wednesday morning. The explosion and subsequent fire completely destroyed the home on Kerkweg where it happened, RTL Nieuws reports.

Surprisingly, no one was injured. The three residents of the home managed to get out unharmed. 

The explosion and fire happened around 3:30 a.m., according to Omroep Gelderland. By 5:00 a.m. firefighters had the fire under control. The explosion also damaged some surrounding homes, where windows did not survive the blast.

Aug 2 '17 07:31

Part of the A9 highway is closed between the junction Raasdorp en Haarlem Zuid on Wednesday morning due to a fire. The fire broke out in a storage unit near Polderbaan on Schiphol, NOS reports.

Large clouds of smoke could be seen coming from the building on Schipholweg. Schipholweg and part of the A9 were closed and a lower speed limit is in effect for the highway. Air traffic is not hindered by the fire. But motorists should take into account that it may take longer than usual to reach the airport this morning. 

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Aug 1 '17 16:00

Jos van Winsen, director of the Shell refinery in Pernis, Rotterdam, offered his apologies on Tuesday for over the past days. "We are extremely sorry, this is not what we are", Van Winsen said to RTV Rijnmond.

Shell Pernis in Rotterdam
Aug 1 '17 07:45

Emergency services responded en masse to the Shell Pernis refinery in Rotterdam on Monday night after a leak of hydrofluoric acid was discovered. Less than 48 hours earlier, emergency services also responded to the refinery when a short circuit in a high voltage cable caused a fire, NU.nl reports.

A very low concentration of the hazardous substance leaked when flushing pipes, according to the local safety office. The leak was discovered around 10:15 p.m. By 00:30 a.m. the Shell staff managed to close the leak. The acid did not leak off the Shell premises.

20,000 pigs killed in a fire on a farm on Erichemsewal near Erichem in Gelderland, 27 Jul 2017
Jul 28 '17 08:05

Twenty thousand pigs were killed in a fire that broke out in a pig farm on Erichemsewal just outside the Gelderland town of Erichem on Thursday. Asbestos was released in a small area around the stable, according to local safety office Veiligheidsregio Gelderland-Zuid. 

The fire, and the extinguishing thereof, was accompanied by a lot of smoke in a large area around the farm. Local residents were warned to keep their windows and doors closed. Guests at a campsite in Erichem were told to stay inside their caravans or go to the main building, NU.nl reports.

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Jul 26 '17 11:40

A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of setting a last week. and four others were injured in the fire.

Jul 24 '17 16:10

Two men from Belgium are suspected of setting a large fire in the cave system on the border between Maastricht and the Belgian village of Kanne last week. The fire started on Thursday night and is still burning, RTL Nieuws reports.

On Saturday morning the fire department gave up on extinguishing the fire and are now just keeping it under control while it burns out. That can take weeks. Both Maastricht and Kanne are covered in smoke. "People must take a week or two of smoke and stench into account", a spokesperson for the fire department said to the broadcaster.

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Jul 21 '17 09:29

The police are calling on people who took photos and videos of a fiin Diemen on Wednesday morning, to submit these to investigators. A 27-year-old man was found dead after the fire. Four others were injured, two of them critically.

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Jul 20 '17 07:21

An external investigation will soon be launched into whether the fire department checked all homes in a Diemen apartment building while e on Wednesday morning, Diemen mayor Lex Scholten said on Wednesday afternoon, RTL Nieuws reports.

Jul 19 '17 14:20

Emergency services discovered a body in an apartment building in Diemen on Wednesday morning. The building on Rode Kruislaan was earlier on Wednesday. A person with serious injuries was also found in the building, in addition to three others reported injured earlier this morning, ANP reports.

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Jul 19 '17 07:53

Three people were injured in a fire in an apartment building in Diemen on Wednesday morning. One of them sustained serious injuries. Firefighters evacuated the 16 story building, pulling dozens of people from their beds, NOS reports.

The fire started around 3:45 a.m. in a home on the ground floor of the building on Rode Kruislaan. Firefighters extinguished it pretty quickly and are now working on ventilating the home and rest of the building. The gas, water and power to the building are all out, the fire department said on twitter.

22 teens rescued from a burning boat in the Biesbosch, 10 Jul 2017
Jul 11 '17 07:38

A fire on a pleasure boat in the Biesbosch gave around 20 teenagers quite a fright on Monday evening. An alert scouting boat were able to rescue the youngsters, pulling most of them out of the water after they jumped overboard. No one sustained serious injuries, AD reports. 

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