A 38-year-old man was arrested in connection with the major fire in Leeuwarden this past Saturday, announced the Prosecution on a press conference in Leeuwarden Thursday afternoon.
The deceased victim of the devastating fire in a number of buildings in the city of Leeuwarden is indeed the 24-year-old resident who was missing, announced the police.
A 46-year-old Tilburg resident tried to commit suicide by setting himself on fire. He did this in front of a supermarket where there were many witnesses.
In the center of Brummen in Gelderland a blaze destroyed a furniture store, a veterinary clinic, and a home. The fire started around midnight in the furniture store, but then spread to the clinic and the home on the second floor.
In the first six months of this year, 75 fires raged in the Netherlands with a damage of one million euro or more. That is the highest number in 10 years time. The total loss of these fires amounted to 270.5 million euro. This was reported by the Dutch Institute of Chartered Surveyors (NIVRE) on Monday.
The institute, which maintains the quality of damage experts, monitors each quarter the number of large fires. The first quarter of this year saw already a record number of 35 of those fires. In the second quarter another forty of million euro fires, were recorded.
The Netherlands Consulate General in Istanbul, Turkey caught fire today.
A very large fire broke out in a pizzeria on Sunday in Zoetermeer. Someone inhaled smoke and had to be treated in the hospital with minor burns, said a spokesman of the fire brigade.
Because of the smoke, some homes were evacuated as a precaution. A total of 13 residents, of houses right at the back of the pizzeria, had to leave their belongings behind. It is not yet known whether they have to spend the night elsewhere or that they can return to their homes once the fire is extinguished.
Officials say that a firelighting block factory in Oisterwijk caught fire before dawn.
5,000 pigs were killed on Thursday evening by a fire in a farm near Spoordonk village, between Eindhoven and Tilburg.
The fire broke out around 7:00 pm in the pig farm Van der Meijden at the Langedonksedijk in Spoordonk near Oirschot. The fire completely burned down three stables. Van der Meijden held 5800 piglets and sows, 800 of which survived the blaze. According to Fire Chief Ton Driessen, four other stables and the main building of the farm were spared.
One person died in a fire in an apartment block in Rotterdam on Monday. Around noon four fire trucks were sent to the Oldegaarde in the district Charlois.
The Dutch Railway, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), and the railway administrator ProRail are investigating the possibility of measuring heat in the Schipholtunnel. This should prevent the now regular interruptions in rail traffic caused by smoke detection alarms.
150 guests were evacuated after a large fire in the hotel of wellness- and sauna complex Thermen Bussloo in Voorst started on Thursday afternoon.
On Tuesday, a bushfire again raged on the Veluwe. Just like the day before the fire broke out near Hoog Soeren, west of Apeldoorn. Police investigation now shows that the fire on Sunday was probably ignited.
The fire broke out at 1.00 am on a piece of heathland between Hoog Soeren and the restaurant Echoput along the Amersfoortseweg. Dozens of firefighters and a dozen fire trucks battled the fire. It was only around 2.00 pm when the 'safe' signal was given.
Firefighters were able to get a risky fire raging through a moorland in Hoog Soeren quickly under control on Sunday evening.
On Monday afternoon a fire started in a physiotherapy practice in de Pijp, next to the photo studio of Erwin Olaf, a famous photographer. The websites of RTV Noord-Holland and AT5 show black clouds of smoke above the area in Amsterdam.
Firefighters worked throughout the night battling a blaze at the landmark Dutch hotel De Draak, according to Nu.nl.