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Dec 12 '16 07:18

The police shot and injured a man after a fire in an apartment building in Zwolle on Monday morning. He was taken to hospital with injuries in his leg, according to De Stentor.

The fire started in the apartment building on Van der Laenstraat around 2:30 a.m. on Monday. The building was evacuated. After the fire was extinguished and the fire department started cleaning up, several shots were fired.

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Dec 5 '16 08:34

Nine homes on Slotermeerlaan in Amsterdam were evacuated on Monday morning due to a risk of explosion, caused by ATM bombers leaving explosives behind after being interrupted in their bombing by the police, AT5 reports.

According to the police, the ATM bombers were interrupted by a police car driving by while they were still planting their explosives. They fled on a scooter, leaving a van and the explosives behind on the street, near Plein '40-'45.

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Nov 30 '16 07:20

Eight people were injured in a fire at an instituion for young people with intellectual disabilities in Schagen during the early hours of Wednesday morning. They were all treaed for smoke inhalation, four of them were hospitalized AD reports.

The fire started around 1:20 a.m. in complex Schar in Schagen. Firefigters responded en masse. An hour later the entire complex was evacuated, with residents taking shelter in a back building. By 2:30 a.m. the fire was under control.

The cause of the fire is unclear. 

Nov 29 '16 09:49

A fire in a home on Streng in the Drenthe town of Emmer Compascuum left one of the residents dead on Tuesday. Anoter resident, a 53-year-old woman, was arrested for suspected involvement in the fire, NOS reports.

The arrested resident was injured in the fire and was first taken to hospital for treatment. A 29-year-old man who also lives in the home was also injured. 

The residents of three surrounding homes had to be evacuated. The fire was extinguished and the police are now investigating in the home, according to the Telegraaf.

Firefighters at the scene of a fire on Slimmeweg in Amsterdam, 29 Nov 2016
Nov 29 '16 08:52

Asbestos was released in a fire in a wearhouse on Slimmeweg in Amsterddam early on Tuesday morning. Nearby schools were ordered to remain closed on Tuesday while the authorities are clearing away the carcinogenic substance, Het Parool reports.

The fire broke out around 2:00 a.m. Firefighters got it under control about three hours later. Air measurements showed that asbestos was release. According to the newspaper, the fire raged inside Urban Garden store Dutch4Green.

Fallen tree on A9 highway near Amstelveen blown over by first autumn storm of the season, 20 Nov 2016
Nov 21 '16 07:41

The Netherlands had its first autumn storm of the season on Sunday. Five people were injured in Arnhem when deck screens were blown over and hit them. And reports of damage came in from accross the country, NOS reports. 

Arriva train derailed after crash with milk truck near Winsum, 18 Nov 2016
Nov 18 '16 13:14

Several people were injured in a train accident near Winsum on Friday afternoon. An Arriva train partly derailed after crashing with a milk truck, according to the Groningen police and safety office on Twitter.

So far nothing is known about the exact number of injured people or the severity of their injuries. So far one wounded person was taken to hospital, according to the police. The truck driver escaped unharmed. All passengers were removed from the train.

Nov 15 '16 12:25

Nine residents of a building on Sumatrastraat in Amsterdam Oost were hospitalized during the early hours of Tuesday morning due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Their condition is not life threatening, AT5 reports.

Sint Laurentius church tower in Weesp on fire, 8 Nov 2016
Nov 9 '16 07:47

The top part of the Sint Laurentius church tower in Weesp collapsed in a fire on Tuesday night. The top 8 meters of the 25 meters high tower toppled, according to NU.nl. The church was built in 1876 and is a municipal monument. 

Firefighters managed to get the fire under control around 10:45 p.m. ad extinguished it from outside in the following hours. Fighting the fire was troublesome as it was too high up for the fire truck ladder to reach. Firefighters sprayed the bottom of the tower with water to keep the fire from spreading. 

Oct 31 '16 08:19

Emergency services found the body of a man in a garage on Nieuwevaartweg in Amsterdam-Oost just after midnight on Sunday. So far nothing is known about the cause of the man's death or his identity, the police said in a statement.

Officers found also found a man and woman in the building who were both ill. They were rushed to the hospital. Another two men were found in the building. Both were arrested for questioning.

The fire department made numerous measurements and did several tests and concluded that carbon monoxide poisoning is not behind the death. 

Smoke released by a massive fire at wax factory Koster keunen in Bladel
Oct 28 '16 08:18

No hazardous substances were released in the fire that started in wax factory Koster Keunen in Bladel on Thursday night, the police said on Friday. Loca residents were evacuated and spent the night in a hotel, Omroep Brabant reports.

The fire in industrial park De Sleutel on Raambrug is still burning. Firefighters are keeping it under control, but is letting the building burn. The presence of so much natural wax means that extinguishing it makes no sense. A number of companies on the terrain will not open on Friday.

Oct 25 '16 10:25

The storms and heavy rainfalls that hit the Netherlands in July last year regionally resulted in a significant increase in fire damage claims received by Dutch insurers. While the total number of fire claims for 2015 is about the same as 2014, the peaks happened in provinces affected by the summer storms, according to the Risk Monitor for Property Fire, the Telegraaf reports. 

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Oct 19 '16 13:35

An explosion rocked an apartment building on West Indischekade in Groningen on Wednesday morning. The explosion happened in one of the apartments

Oct 10 '16 07:45

Police and firefighters searched the waters of Spilsluizen in Groningen with boats, divers and a dreg team for missing Groningen student Wytze Pennink on Sunday. The 18-year-old boy from Bussum was last seen early on Friday morning. His body was not found in the search.

 crime scene tape
Oct 7 '16 14:20

A man was killed in an apartment fire in Amsterdam on Thursday night. The police believe a crime was involved and an investigation is ongoing at the scene on Friday

Oct 4 '16 14:00

Plastics processors Blok Plastic was completely destroyed by a raging fire on Tuesday morning. It took firefighters about 7 hours to get the fire under control

Oct 4 '16 08:02

A very large fire is raging at plastics processors Blok Plastic in Breukelen on Tuesday morning. Firefighters are struggling to keep the fire from spreading to neighboring buildings. Eleven residents of business houses were evacuated

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Sep 27 '16 10:16

Nine people were hospitalized on Monday night after they sustained carbon monoxide poisoning on the Troelstrakade in The Hague, the fire department said on Twitter.

Sep 21 '16 07:29

A large fire broke out on the roof of the Groot Handelsgebouw in Rotterdam on Wednesday morning. Firefighters managed to extinguish it in a couple of hours. They are currently examining the different levels of the building to assess the damage. The expectation is that employees will be able to go to work as usual this morning

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Sep 14 '16 09:17

One person was injured in a fire at an asylum center in the Flevoland village of Luttelgeest, a spokesperson for the fire department confirmed to news wire ANP. The extent of his injuries is unclear.

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Sep 8 '16 10:36

Electric car maker Tesla released a statement saying that a fatal accident with one of its cars in Baarn on Wednesday was not caused by the car's autopilot or self-driving system. According to the company, the autopilot was not turned on and the man was driving more than 155 kilometers per hour when he crashed into a tree and died

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Sep 7 '16 13:45

Car manufacturer Tesla is investigating a car accident in Baarn on Wednesday morning in which one man was killed. The man was driving a Tesla car when he crashed into a tree at high speed

ABN Amro
Sep 2 '16 09:01

The ABN Amro building on De Entree in Amsterdam-Zuidoost was evacuated on Thursday after employees on the third and fourth floor felt the building shaking. The bank's emergency response guided the more than a hundred employees outside

Candle
Aug 30 '16 09:31

A power outage in and around Vinkeveen and Loosdrecht brought train traffic between Amsterdam and Utrecht to a standstill for some time on Monday night. The train traffic is now back on track and NS reports no delays between the two cities.

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