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Jun 14 '18 07:30

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.

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Jun 12 '18 10:10

The residents of 23 homes on Potsmaat in Doesburg, Gelderland were evacuated around 8:00 p.m. on Monday night due to a gas leak in one of the houses. A resident struck a gas pipe with a shovel while working in his crawl space, De Gelderlander reports.

The main gas line was turned off, and the fire department and Liander worked on closing the leak at the site. Part of the residential neighborhood was also closed down with police tape to keep people from wandering in.

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Jun 4 '18 11:00

The Arnhem police spent Sunday afternoon searching the forest at a playground on Engelenburgstraat for a so-called killer clown. The man dressed as a scary clown harassed eight children at the playground earlier in the day. He had knives with him, according to one child. The clown wasn't found, AD reports

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May 31 '18 08:16

Emergency services evacuated 11 homes in the Rotterdam district of Kralingen-West on Wednesday night. Earlier that evening a water pipe broke on Oudedijk, flooding the the homes' cellars and foundations and prompting concerns that the homes may be unstable, RTL Nieuws reports.

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May 29 '18 07:50

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. 

May 23 '18 07:49

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.

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May 21 '18 08:00

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.

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May 11 '18 15:40

A mother of three children who on Thursday night, was arrested. The woman is suspected of negligence, a police spokesperson said to NU.nl.

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May 11 '18 07:40

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.

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May 10 '18 10:50

A fire broke out in a shop building on Kalverstraat in Amsterdam on Thursday morning. The fire is raging on the third floor, above clothing store Mango. 

"The fire is probably raging in the warehouse", a spokesperson for the fire department said to NU.nl. Firefighters are at the scene, trying to get the fire under control.

The well known shopping street was closed off to the public. The fire department calls on local residents to close their doors and windows, and switch off their ventilation system. 

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May 10 '18 09:32

A man and a woman were hurt in a house fire on Rijnstraat in Nijmegen early on Thursday morning. The man jumped out of a window to escape the flames, the woman was rescued by firefighters, Omroep Gelderland reports.

The woman sustained burns and inhaled a lot of smoke. She was resuscitated at the scene before being rushed to hospital in serious condition. The extent of the man's injuries is unclear. Firefighters also rescued two dogs from the burning home.

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May 10 '18 07:18

Around 23 thousand chickens were killed in a barn fire in Ospel, Limburg during the early hours of Thursday morning. The chickens could not be saved, the Limburg fire department said, ANP reports.

The fire started shortly after midnight in the barn of a company on Ommelpad. Firefighters managed to stop it spreading to two adjacent barns. No person was hurt. 

The cause of the fire is not yet clear. 

May 9 '18 09:03

Dozens of apartments in Scheveningen were evacuated on Wednesday morning due to a fire in a restaurant on Kalhuisplaats, near the boulevard. The fire has since been extinguished, ANP reports.

The fire caused a large amount of damage to the restaurant, according to the fire department. The residents of 63 apartments located above the restaurant were evacuated as a precaution. No one was injured

Firefighters are currently ventilating and checking the apartments. Evacuated residents were offered shelter at nearby beach tent Boonoonoonoos.

Emergency services search for a drowned man in lake Hilgelo near Winterswijk, 7 May 2018
May 8 '18 15:50

Emergency services found a body in recreational lake Hilgelo near Winterswijk while searching for a missing swimmer on Tuesday. The victim has not yet been identified, NU.nl reports.

The missing swimmer is an asylum seeker living in the asylum center in Winterswijk. He . The man was at the water with other asylum seekers from the center.

Emergency services search for a drowned man in lake Hilgelo near Winterswijk, 7 May 2018
May 8 '18 07:15

Emergency services searched recreation lake Hilgelo near Winterswijk for hours for a drowned man on Monday night. The man jumped from a raft and disappeared under water, NOS repots.

According to the police, the victim is a young man living in a nearby asylum center. He was swimming with some other residents fo the center when he disappeared under water. 

May 7 '18 07:17

A large fire destroyed four business buildings on Nijverheidsstraat in Twello during the early hours of Monday morning. No one was hurt. Asbestos was released in the fire, and some of it ended up on adjacent train tracks. For that reason no trains are running between Apeldoorn and Deventer until at least 10:30 a.m., De Stentor reports.

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May 4 '18 08:57

The police found explosives while searching a farm on Welbergsedijk in Steenbergen on Thursday night. The explosives were stored in a shed. The resident of the farm was arrested, Omroep Brabant reports.

Emergency services were at the scene on a large scale, including multiple police cars, a fire truck and an ambulance. The area around the farm was closed to the public. The police also searched the garden with a sniffer dog.

Apr 30 '18 07:48

Storms caused flooding in large parts of the Netherlands on Sunday night and during the early hours of Monday morning. The worst of the storms are currently leaving the Netherlands through the north, according to RTL Nieuws.

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Apr 26 '18 10:20

A municipal garbage truck caught fire on Ferdinand Huyckstraat in Amsterdam-West on Thursday morning. The massive fire caused an explosion on the truck, shattering the windows of surrounding homes, AT5 reports.

The fire department has the fire under control and firefighters are working on extinguishing it. No one was injured. The explosion was caused by a gas cylinder on the garbage truck, a spokesperson for the fire department said to the Amsterdam broadcaster. 

The police closed down the street. Due to the smoke, people are advised to stay out of the area. 

Apr 24 '18 13:00

A fire in a residential care center Syndion on Vismarkt in Gorinchem resulted in the death of one resident on Tuesday. Firefighters now have the fire under control, ANP reports.

The victim was the resident of the apartment where the fire started. He was rushed to hospital, but died of his injuries.

The fire department evacuated the care center, which provides accommodation and care for people with mental disabilities. A spokesperson for the local safety office could not tell ANP where the evacuated residents were taken.

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Apr 24 '18 08:50

An explosion woke the residents of an apartment on Beethovelaan in Doetinchem around 3:15 a.m. on Monday. The explosion damaged the home, but no one was hurt, the police said on Twitter

The apartment in question is located on the fourth floor. The police suspect that someone threw or left an explosive at the home. Forensic Investigators are at the scene.

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Apr 20 '18 07:21

A gas explosion on a motorboat in Terherne, Friesland on Thursday left a man and a woman seriously injured. They were rushed to hospital, NU.nl reports.

The man is in critical condition. The woman suffered severe burns, according to the Friesland fire department. The force of the explosion knocked the woman off the boat and into the water. Bystanders brought her to shore.

The boat was on Sneekermeer, near the town of Terherne when a gas bottle exploded. There were more gas bottles on board. Firefighters quickly removed them from the boat.

A tour bush crashed through a guardrail and into a tree on Gooiseweg in Amsterdam, 18 April 2018
Apr 18 '18 11:10

Multiple people were hurt when a tour bush crashed through a guardrail and into a tree on Gooiseweg in Amsterdam on Wednesday morning, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter.

Three people were taken to hospital, none of the other passengers were hurt, the fire department reports. All passengers were removed from the bus. No one got stuck. The unharmed passengers were taken to a nearby hotel.

According to RTL Nieuws, the tour bus came from Sweden and had 42 passengers on board. Het Parool reports that there are several people with broken bones.

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Apr 18 '18 08:16

A motorist was killed in The Hague on Tuesday night after his car crashed into a canal. Bystanders tried to rescue the man out of the car, but were unsuccessful. Fire brigade divers eventually got him out of the water.

"He was resuscitated, but it was to no avail", a spokesperson for the fire department said to newspaper AD.

The accident happened around 11:45 p.m. on Soestdijksekade, the police said on Twitter. Fire brigade divers are searching for any other passengers. The police are investigating the cause of the accident.

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