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Carbon monoxide alarm
Nov 13 '18 16:10

National fire brigade Brandweer Nederland and the Dutch Burns Foundation are sounding the alarm about "silent killer" carbon monoxide. Over the past six weeks 40 people were hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning, caused by faulty geysers, heaters, poor ventilation or clogged flues, NU.nl reports.

"The cold has not even started in the Netherlands and we are already seeing so many accidents", Jet Vroege of the fire brigade said, according to the newspaper. "The silent killer CO is already working hard this year."

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Nov 13 '18 07:22

An explosion in a transformer house on Grote Markt in the center of Bergen op Zoom left four people hurt on Monday. Around 130 shops and houses were also without electricity for hours, RTL Nieuws reports.

 The explosion was the result of a short circuit, according to the broadcaster. It caused a fire in a restaurant located next to the transformer house. Firefighters quickly got the fire under control.

Cruise ship AIDAnova
Oct 24 '18 07:28

A fire raged on cruise ship AidaNova in Groningen's Eemshaven during the early hours of Wednesday morning. Multiple fire engines responded to the port. It is not clear whether anyone was hurt, NU.nl reports.

The fire started in the ship's cabin. Firefighters quickly got it under control and prevented the fire from spreading to the rest of the ship. 

The cruise ship has been in Eemshaven since October 9th. 

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Oct 16 '18 12:40

The police discovered a "production site for narcotics" in a home on Ophoven in Sittard after there was a fire in the building on Monday evening. The police believe that the home was used to produce and dry cocaine, but further investigation is currently impossible due to the instability of the building. No arrests have been made, the police said in a statement.

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Oct 15 '18 16:00

The fire department evacuated an office building in Bunnik on Monday after at least 21 people became unwell. There is no danger to the environment, the local safety office said on Twitter. Firefighters are taking measurements to find out what caused the symptoms, NU.nl reports.

Around 120 people work in the office building. They were given shelter at a nearby hotel while firefighters perform their work. One person had to go to hospital. The rest were treated by paramedics at the scene. 

Oct 12 '18 07:49

A very large fire broke out at TUF Recycling in Dongen, Noord-Brabant, on Thursday evening. The fire was under control by 10:45 p.m., but actually extinguishing it will take days. Toxic substances were released in the fire, and local residents received an NL Alert advising them to stay out of the smoke, NU.nl reports.

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Oct 10 '18 11:10

The police are investigating a drug waste leak on Weezenhof in Nijmegen. A truck leaked thousands of liters of chemicals onto the streets in the city. The police believe the chemicals are residual waste from a drug lab, ANP reports.

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Oct 9 '18 07:29

The Den Bosch police arrested a man suspected of having explosives with him on Monday evening. The man was arrested in a car parked on Vogelstraat, near a police station, a fire brigade barracks and a mosque. Explosive experts searched his car, but no explosives were found, the Oost-Brabant police said on Twitter.

The police arrested the man after a tip. The person who tipped off the police said the man told him that he was in possession of an explosive. 

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Oct 5 '18 08:08

Three people were injured in an explosion in a home on Bol in Vianen on Thursday afternoon. According to the fire department, an explosive mixture of cleaning products exploded in the house, RTV Utrecht reports.

The victims sustained burns. They were examined by ambulance personnel. The extent of their injuries is unknown.

The fire department did measurements and concluded that a chemical mixture caused the explosion. Whether the chemicals were deliberately mixed to create an explosive is not clear. 

Rotterdam Centraal
Oct 1 '18 09:53

Rotterdam Central Station was evacuated for a short time on Monday morning after an automatic fire alarm was triggered. Hundreds of people were sent outside while the fire department investigated, NOS reports.

The fire brigade found no problems in the station. The fire department believes the alarm was triggered by repair work being done at the station, according to the broadcaster. The station was opened to the public a short time later.

According to NS, the false alarm had no consequences for train traffic. 

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Oct 1 '18 08:04

One person died in a fire at healthcare center Hof van Batestein complex in Vianen on Monday morning. The fire started in a room on the third floor at around 4:30 a.m. Firefighters found the victim in the room after extinguishing the fire, NOS reports.

The fire department quickly got the fire under control. Due to smoke, the residents of other rooms on the third floor were evacuated.

The cause of the fire is not yet clear. The police and fire department are investigating. 

Sep 28 '18 09:20

Firefighters found a body while fighting a fire in a building container on Achtseweg Zuid in Eindhoven during the early hours of Friday morning. The identity of the victim and cause of death are still under investigation, RTL Nieuws reports.

"During the extinguishing they found a body", a spokesperson for the police confirmed to the broadcaster. "We do not yet know what happened and are keeping all options open. We are investigating what happened and whether it was a crime."

The cause of the fire is also still under investigation. 

Arnhem Station
Sep 26 '18 11:40

Arnhem Central Station was briefly evacuated on Wednesday morning after a fire alarm in the station went off. A manual fire alarm was pulled in the public transport terminal, a spokesperson for the fire brigade said to Omroep Gelderland.

As a precaution, NS decided to evacuate the entire station and halt train traffic to and from Arnhem. 

The fire department investigated and found no sign of fire. The building was declared safe around 10:30 a.m. and travelers were allowed to enter the station. Train traffic was restarted and was largely back on schedule around 11:15 a.m.

Teddy bear left at the scene of a fatal fire on Cremerstraat in Papendrecht, 22 Sept 2018
Sep 24 '18 08:00

The bodies of two children, a man and a woman were found after a fire in a home in Papendrecht on Saturday morning. Traces of violence were found on the bodies. "They may not have died in the fire", the Public Prosecutor said in a press conference in Papendrecht on Saturday afternoon, NU.nl reports.

The house fire was reported to emergency services at around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Firefighters found the bodies after breaking down the door. Attempts to resuscitate them were to no avail.

Sep 21 '18 08:53

Over a hundred people were evacuated from their homes due to a major fire in a shopping center in the Groningen town of Musselkanaal. The fire started in a bicycle shop around 11:00 p.m. on Thursday night and quickly spread to other stores. The fire is still burning, but firefighters have it under control, NOS reports.

"There will soon be a crane on site to pull down the walls, so we can extinguish better", a spokesperson for the fire brigade said to the broadcaster. The shopping center contains nine stores and restaurants.

Flowers left at the scene of a fatal rail accident on Braakstraat in Oss, four children were killed, 20 Sept 2018
Sep 21 '18 08:01

Hundreds of Oss residents gathered at a rail crossing on Braakstraat in Oss on Thursday evening to commemoratein a collision between a train and a cargo bike at the crossing that morning. They left mountains of flowers and stuffed animals, and lit candles for the children, AD reports.

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Sep 20 '18 08:27

Seven people became unwell at a ROC school on Tempelhofstraat in Amsterdam West on Wednesday afternoon. The school was evacuated after a "strange smell" was noticed, which gave the seven people irritated airways and stinging eyes, Het Parool reports.

"Everyone was examined at the scene by present ambulance workers. Nobody needed to be taken to hospital for further examination", a spokesperson for the fire department said to the newspaper.

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Sep 18 '18 11:40

The police arrested 11 people in Veenendaal for disrupting public order. The arrests were made at the end of Lampegietersavond - a regional holiday that signals the start of autumn, NOS reports.

Dozens of young people committed vandalism and poured flammable liquid over bushes during the celebrations. To make sure the bushes aren't set alight, the fire department doused them with water. Dangerous fireworks were also thrown and a number of young people are suspected of drug possession.

Laurentius Hospital in Roermond
Sep 17 '18 08:01

A patient set herself on fire in the emergency room of the Laurentius Hospital in Roermond on Saturday morning. Nothing is known about the identify of the patient, only that she is a young woman. She was taken to the burns center in Beverwijk by helicopter, NOS reports.

The entire ground floor of the hospital was full of smoke as a result of the action. The ground floor was evacuated while the fire department ventilated the building. Two other patients waiting for treatment in the emergency room were taken to another hospital. 

Ambulance
Sep 14 '18 16:00

A woman fell through the sidewalk in the Limburg village of Merkelbeek, near Brunssum, on Friday morning. She was walking with her husband when the ground suddenly sank away beneath her. She was injured, NOS reports.

The sinkhole was caused by sand being washed away by a leak, the fire brigade and Water Maatschappij Limburg confirmed. "There was an underground leak" a spokesperson for WML said to the broadcaster. "As a result it was impossible to see that there was a hole. The woman indeed fell through it and was taken to hospital with unknown injuries."

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Sep 14 '18 10:10

The Friesland Campina plant in Lochem in Gelderland had to be evacuated on Friday morning because nitric acid leaked from a container. A neighboring company was also evacuated as a precaution, ANP reports.

The fire brigade used a water screen to control the leaked acid and managed to close the leak. A cloud of nitric acid spread through the area, but has now settled, according to the local safety office. The danger has passed.

A specialist company was called in to clean up the spill. 

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Sep 10 '18 08:30

An elderly couple died at camping site De Achterste Hoef in the Noord-Brabant town of Bladel during the early hours of Sunday morning. A fire had broken out in their caravan, De Stentor reports.

The victims' identity still has to be officially determined. But based on the campsite's register and the license plate of the caravan, the police know which campsite guests were involved. The victims are a 77-year-old man and his 70-year-old wife from Apeldoorn. They've been coming to the campsite for 15 years, according to the newspaper.

Crime scene
Aug 30 '18 08:30

A body was found in the water near Concertlaan at the edge of a residential neighborhood in Kampen on Thursday morning, the police said on Twitter. Attempts to resuscitate the victim were unsuccessful. 

The police received a report of a person in the water near Concertlaan in Kampen-Zuid at around 5:00 a.m., according to De Stentor. Officers and the fire department responded to the scene. The person was taken out of the water, and emergency services tried to resuscitate the victim. But it was to no avail.

The victim's identity and cause of death are being investigated. 

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Aug 24 '18 07:50

Psychiatric prison Kijvelanden in the Zuid-Holland village of Poortugaal was partly evacuated on Thursday evening due to a fire in one of the cells. A 29-year-old man was injured in his cell, but did not have to go to hospital, NU.nl reports.

The fire was under control about an hour after it started. One floor of the prison was evacuated. The eleven people staying on that floor were taken to another floor in the building, a spokesperson for the local safety office said to the newspaper. 

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