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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 09:08

An ATM bombing on Monseigneur Zwijsenplein in Kerkdriel around 4:00 a.m. on Monday morning left two buildings on fire. Surrounding buildings were evacuated.

According to Brabants Dagblad, the fire started in The Read Shop, a store that sells books and magazines, and then spread to the adjacent Kruidvat. The Hema is also filled with smoke. Firefighters managed to get the fire under control around 8:30 a.m. The Read Shop and Kruidvat sustained significant damage and can be considered lost.

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Dec 5 '16 07:20

A fire raged in an institution for young people with mental disabilities in Schagen early on Monday morning. Firefighters managed to get it under control within the hour. No one was injured, ANP reports.

The fire started on the ground floor of a residential unit of the Prinsenstichting in institution De Schar. Residents were evacuated and given shelter in a gym on the grounds. The cause of the fire is still unclear.

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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.

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. 

Nov 8 '16 12:15

A 32-year-old man managed to damage around 40 cars and 20 storage spaces with a single smoldering joint in Roosendaal on Sunday, Weekblad De Bode reports.

The man put the smoldering joint in a cardbox box and left it in a storage space in an apartment buiding on Burgemeester Freijterslaan. The cardboard box caught fire and caused a massive amount of smoke, filling the entire basement.

Some 40 cars and 20 storage spaces sustained soot and smoke damage.

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 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

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 5 '16 13:10

A 32-year-old suicidal Almere man caused massive amounts of damage when he crashed his car into gas station De Andel on the A12 near Gouda on Saturday night. His car hit a gas pump, which caught fire and destroyed a large part of the gas station

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Sep 2 '16 10:36

Leeuwarden city councilor Wyb Feddema is facing manslaughter charges for a fire in 2013 in which a 24-year-old student was killed

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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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Aug 30 '16 07:55

Three seasonal workers were hospitalized for smoke inhalation after a nursery in Nuenen caught fire during the early hours of Tuesday morning. The three Polish women were staying in one of the nursery's sheds

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Aug 29 '16 07:36

One person was killed and four others injured in a fire at a nursing home in the Zeeland town of Krabbendijke on Sunday afternoon. The police are investigating the cause of the fire

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Aug 15 '16 11:30

A 4-year-old boy passed away in hospital after being seriously injured in an explosion in a basement box on Donker Curtiusstraat in Schiedam on Friday. Three adults were also injured and are still in hospital

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Aug 15 '16 07:45

A 24-year-old man was arrested in Rotterdam on Sunday for a fire in an apartment building on Favrestraat. Two people and a dog were injured in the fire

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Aug 15 '16 07:27

A large fire at a farm in Orvelte, Drenthe killed some 15 thousand chickens during the early hours of Monday morning. No one else was injured

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Aug 12 '16 14:40

A large fire in a Dycore oil plant on Ambachtsweg in Oosterhout on Friday led to the evacuation of homes and businesses in a 500 meter radius around the fire. Local residents are "urgently asked" to keep their windows and doors closed and to stay out of the smoke.

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