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Ice nearly melted from the water along Oudezijds Kolk in Amsterdam Centrum, 5 March 2018
Mar 5 '18 11:39

A skater was rescued from the icy waters of the Langeraarse Plassen in Ter Aar on Sunday some 40 minutes after he fell through the thin ice, RTL Nieuws reports.

The man was rescued by divers from the fire department, a police officer and a bystander. He was rushed to hospital. Paramedics examined the rescuers at the scene. They were unharmed. 

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Mar 1 '18 08:21

A large fire in a home on Karel Doormanstraat in Haaksbergen left one person dead on Wednesday evening. The victim hasn't been identified yet, ANP reports.

The fire department received a report about the fire around 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Due to the enormous heat and flames, firefighters could not enter the home immediately and had to extinguish the fire from the outside. When they later managed to get into the home, they found the victim. The home was destroyed by the fire. 

Ice Skating in Hoogerheide, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Feb 28 '18 14:31

Emergency services pulled a skater out of the freezing water on Middelland in Hank on Wednesday morning after he fell through the thin ice. The 75-year-old man from Sleeuwijk in Noord-Brabant was rushed to hospital in a critical condition, where he later passed away, police said in a statement.

The man was skating on Gat van Loopgauw, on the edge of nature reserve De Biesbosch, when the accident took place. Passersby saw him in the water and called the emergency services just after 10:30 a.m. 

Ice skating on the Haterse Vennen, 22 Jan 2017
Feb 26 '18 16:10

With, the Dutch fire department issued a statement warning skating enthusiasts to be extra careful when deciding whether or not to take on the natural ice.

Feb 21 '18 07:19

Multiple people were injured in a fire in an apartment building in Rotterdam during the early hours of Wednesday morning. A total of 13 people were treated for smoke inhalation, 11 of which were taken to hospital, AD reports.

The building in question is assisted living location Roobrughof. It houses young people with psychological problems. 

The fire started in a meter cupboard on the third floor of the five story building. When fire fighters arrived, a container on the ground floor also turned out to be on fire.

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Feb 15 '18 07:43

An explosive was found on Beatrixstraat in NIeuwegein on Thursday morning. The street was evacuated and closed off to the public while explosive experts investigate.

The police responded to the street around 6:30 a.m., police spokesperson Martin de Wit said to RTV Utrecht. 

There is a school in the area. It is not yet clear whether students will be able to get to the school this morning.

Feb 12 '18 07:38

A man was seriously injured in an explosion in his third floor flat on Harry Meijerstraat in Venlo on Sunday afternoon. He was rushed to the burns center in Aken with a trauma helicopter, NU.nl reports.

The explosion caused a fire, which firefighters quickly managed to get under control. Seven people, including a number of first-responders, were checked over by paramedics because they breathed smoke. 

The apartment in which the explosion happened was declared uninhabitable. The cause of the explosion is not yet known.

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Feb 5 '18 07:57

A fire broke out in a home on Bilderdijkstraat in Vlijmen during the early hours of Monday morning. A neighbor noticed the fire around 01:15 a.m. and managed to get the woman living in the burning home outside before she sustained any injuries, Omroep Brabant reports.

The neighbor, a retired firefighter, woke up when the smoke alarms in his home went off. While his wife called the fire department, he went to his neighbor's home to see if he could help. He found a lot of smoke in the first floor of her home. He located the woman in her burning bedroom and helped her outside.

Truck blown over on the A50 near Heteren, 18 Jan 2018
Jan 18 '18 10:56

Dutch infrastructure department Rijkswaterstaat is warning motorists to stay off the roads as strong winds brought by a western storm rage over the country. A c for large parts of the country. The emergency call center is jammed up with people calling about storm damage. The police call on people in the Netherlands to only use emergency number 112 to report actual emergencies.

Jan 15 '18 09:02

A massive fire in a monumental building on Voorstraat in Velddriel early on Sunday morning largely destroyed the homes of 17 people, including a week old baby and a pregnant woman. A cannabis plantation was discovered during the extinguishing of the fire, the police confirmed. Whether the plantation was responsible for the fire is not yet clear.

The fire started around 2:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. The building is currently uninhabitable, Omroep Gelderland reports. The back side of the building sustained significant damage - the roof collapse and most of the windows are broken. 

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Jan 1 '18 09:15

One person was killed in a fire in an assisted-living apartment building in the Gelderland town of Buren early on Monday morning. And a 77-year-old resident of a care center in Zeist was injured in a fire the police believe was caused by fireworks. 

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Jan 1 '18 09:03

A group of Arnhem young people's New Year's party ended early when the balcony they were standing on collapsed on Sunday. Three people were injured, one sustaining a back injury. The injured young people were taken to hospital in stable condition, the Gelderlander reports.

According to the fire department, 10 people were standing on the balcony on Kastanjelaan when it collapsed just before midnight. Some others sustained minor injuries and were treated by ambulances that responded to the scene. 

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Dec 29 '17 12:50

A 29-year-old man from Goudswaard tried to crash his car into a firefighter in Schiedam on Thursday. "Our colleague managed to jump away just in time. This is absurd", a spokesperson for local safety office Veiligheidsregio Rotterdam-Rijmond said to newspaper AD.

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Dec 29 '17 10:05

Commander Lucien Groenewegen of the Haaglanden fire brigade calls on people in the large Dutch cities to extinguish small fires themselves during New Year's. In this way they can take some pressure off firefighters on what is traditionally a very busy night for them, he said to the Telegraaf.

"Obviously only when it comes to fires that people can extinguish themselves", Groenewegen said. "Citizens must alert us immediately if people are in danger or cars can catch fire."

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Dec 26 '17 09:06

A carbon monoxide leak at pizzeria Fratelli in Leidschendam left 19 people feeling unwell on Christmas. Emergency services responded to the Italian restaurant on Sluiskant over lunch time after receiving a report of people falling ill, RTL Nieuws reports.

Hostage situation at the TESO ferry in Den Helder, 22 Dec 2017
Dec 22 '17 09:48

Update 11:20 a.m. - The hostage situation ended with police overpowering the suspect, officials said just before 11 a.m. A was published on NL Times soon after.

Industrial area Chemelot in Geleen
Dec 6 '17 10:20

Emergency services responded to the Chemelot industrial estate near Geleen on Wednesday morning after an alarm was triggered for an ammonia leak. A number of streets in the neighboring district of Lindenheuvel are closed to traffic as a precaution, 1Limburg reports.

The toxic substance leaked around 7:45 a.m., according to the newspaper. Ambulances and fire brigade measuring teams responded. Nobody was injured, and firefighters measured no risky quantities of the hazardous substance around the industrial estate.

Dec 6 '17 07:26

A large fire in Lebanese restaurant and sisha lounge Comptoir resulted in the evacuation of apartment tower 100Hoog in Rotterdam on Tuesday night. Local residents told AD that they heard a few loud bangs, a car speeding away, and a "conversation that looked like an argument". The police mentioned an explosion, but could not confirm any of the residents' stories.

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Dec 4 '17 08:51

An apartment building on Valkenhorst in Leiden was evacuated just after midnight after the fire department discovered that several geysers in the building emit far too much carbon monoxide. The fire brigade was called in after a family living in the building went to hospital when they felt ill, Omroep West reports.

The fire brigade evacuated all 42 homes in the building. Around 10 people were checked by ambulance personnel. Residents were given shelter in an adjacent shopping mall. 

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Nov 20 '17 08:29

A man from Newcastle in England is feared drowned after he fell from a party boat on the Noordzee canal just outside Amsterdam around 00:30 a.m. on Sunday. Emergency services searched the canal for hours, but eventually had to halt the search without success, local safety office Veiligheidsregio Zaanstreek-Waterland said on Twitter.

The man went overboard near Westzaan. The captain of the ship threw a life jacket to him, but the man disappeared under water, according to newspaper AD. 

Nov 7 '17 11:10

An increasing number of house fires in the Netherlands is caused by overheating chargers, according to the Home Fire Risk Monitor by the Netherlands Fire Brigade and Dutch association of insurers VNV. Do not leave a laptop, cellphone or tablet on charge overnight or when no one is at home, they warn, according to the Telegraaf. 

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Nov 6 '17 08:13

A firefighter in the Amsterdam-Amstelland fire department was suspended for making racist comments to a colleague, a spokesperson for the fire department confirmed to the Telegraaf on Sunday.

The suspended firefighter is employed as a commander in the fire department. The spokesperson could give no further information about the firefighter or the investigation against him.

Nov 6 '17 07:49

Two potato barns on Molenweg in the Groningen town of Westeremden were destroyed in a large fire during the early hours of Monday morning. Asbestos was released in the fire, according to the Groningen fire department. 

The larger pieces of asbestos settled in the immediate vicinity of the farm on which the fire raged, but it is possible that smaller pieces spread further. The fire brigade will inform local residents about what to do if they find asbestos around their home on Monday morning, according to RTV Noord. 

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Oct 30 '17 08:17

Asbestos was released during a large fire on industrial terrain Liesbosch in Nieuwegein on Sunday night. On Monday morning a number of roads around the terrain, including the N408 in both directions, are closed to the public, as the authorities investigate how far the asbestos spread. 

The fire started in a warehouse on Ravenswade, which used to be a distribution center for supermarket chain Albert Heijn, according to news wire ANP. Firefighters had the fire under control around 1:00 a.m. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.  

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