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Nov 1 '18 08:50

A large fire is raging at recycling company Talen Afvalrecycling in Meppel on Thursday morning. The residents of 10 nearby houseboats were evacuated and are currently accommodated in the fire station, NOS reports.

Firefighters are having great difficulty extinguishing the fire, which is raging in several piles of waste, including a pile of wood. The fire brigade is currently trying to isolate the fire in the wood pile so that it can burn out in a controlled manner and not spread any further, a spokesperson for local safety office Veilgheidsregio Drenthe said to NOS.

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Oct 31 '18 09:27

Last year fewer people submitted damage claims for fire to Dutch insurers, according to the Dutch Association of Insurers. A total of almost 96 thousand fire damage claims were received last year, a decrease of 7 percent compared to 2016, NOS reports.

The association largely attributes the decrease to the fact that there were fewer storms in the Netherlands last year. "Experience shows that thunderstorms often cause a lot of fire claims, but luckily they were absent last year", director Richer Weurding said to NOS.

Oct 31 '18 07:37

A large fire broke out in covered shopping passage Proosdijpassage in the heart of Deventer on Wednesday morning. Multiple apartments were evacuated and five people were taken to hospital, four for smoke inhalation, the fifth with a broken leg, AD reports.

The fire broke out around 2:40 a.m. in the shopping passage between Lange Bisschopstraat and Strommarkt. Fire brigades from a wide area responded, due to the vulnerability of the inner city. When they arrived, the entire ceiling of the passage was already on fire. 

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Oct 25 '18 10:20

Arson may be involved in a in Groningen's Eemshaven on Wednesday morning. The police started an investigation into the cause of the fire, at the request of the captain, RTV Noord reports.

The ship will remain in the harbor during the investigation. A planned six days long trip was therefore canceled. 

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 8 '18 08:51

A truck containing drug waste caught fire near an apartment building on Offenbachlaan in Eindhoven on Sunday morning. Twelve apartments were evacuated. The residents could only go back home around 10 hours later. On Saturday night, another truck was found leaking ecstasy waste on the same street, Brabants Dagblad report. 

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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. 

Police at the scene of a murder-suicide on Cremerstraat in Papendrecht, two adults and two children were killed, 22 Sept 2018
Sep 25 '18 07:47

The police believe that a 32-year-old man killed his 32-year-old wife, their 6-year-old daughter and their 4-year-old son in their home in Papendrecht before killing himself. Their bodies were found on Saturday morning.

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.

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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.

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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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Aug 22 '18 07:45

A car crashed into the town hall of Lingewaard, located in the Gelderland village of Bemmel, during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The car contained two gas bottles, one of which exploded and caused a fire. The driver was killed, according to the police. 

The killed motorist was found "in the vicinity" of the car, a spokesperson for the fire department said to NOS. The fire caused major damage to the town hall. 

Aug 20 '18 11:40

Firefighters found a cannabis plantation while fighting a fire in a building on Westervoortsedijk in Arnhem on Monday morning, the fire department said. The building in question is rented by poultry company Blom, De Gelderlander reports.

A passerby saw a thick plume of smoke coming from the building around 8:30 a.m. and called the fire brigade. Clouds of smoke were visible in a wide area. Local residents were called on to keep their windows and doors closed. The fire brigade had the fire under control around 10:00 a.m., but are still working on extinguishing it.

Aug 17 '18 07:31

A large fire destroyed restaurant De Klok in the Noord-Holland village of Egmond aan Zee on Thursday afternoon. The fire department had to call in the help of rescue organization KNRM to supply additional extinguishing water from the sea, NU.nl reports.

Firefighters managed to prevent the fire spreading to other buildings. The fire department eventually decided to demolish the building, to make it easier to get to and extinguish the fire.

The fire caused a lot of smoke. An NL Alert was issued warning local residents to keep their windows and doors closed.

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Aug 14 '18 09:47

A young family who fell victim to a fire in a shed in Etten-Leur on Monday morning, lived in the garden shed for three years. . Her 30-year-old husband and their 2-year-old son were injured. The family was registered at the main house on Nieuwe Kerkstraat and the municipality did not know they were living in a garden shed, AD reports.

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Aug 13 '18 07:54

Three homemade explosives were thrown at the Turkish consulate on Museumplein in Amsterdam on Saturday night, causing a small fire. No one was injured. A 34-year-old man was arrested, RTL Nieuws reports.

The suspect is a Dutch man, according to Tolga Orkun, the Turkish consul general in Amsterdam. The police could not confirm this to RTL.

Aug 13 '18 07:28

A woman was killed in a fire in a shed on Nieuwe Kerkstraat in Etten-Leur on Monday morning. Her husband was seriously injured. Their young child was also taken to hospital, ANP reports.

Emergency services responded to the burning shed around 5:00 a.m. Surrounding homes were evacuated. The fire has since been extinguished.

The young family temporarily lived in the shed, which belongs to a family member. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

 

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Aug 10 '18 11:00

A detainee set a matrass on fire in his cell at a police station in Meppel on Thursday afternoon. The smoke set off the fire alarm and police officers had to leave the station on Eendrachtsraat. When the fire brigade arrived, the fire was already extinguished, Dagblad van het Noorden reports.

The fire starter was arrested earlier on Thursday for theft. According to the police, he was searched multiple times before being put in the cell, but still managed to smuggle a lighter in by hiding it in one of his body cavities. The suspect was transferred to the detention center in Assen.

Aug 9 '18 07:33

Two people were killed in house fire on Handwerkerszijde in Drachten during the early hours of Thursday morning. Seven people were taken to hospital by ambulance for examination, NU.nl reports.

A number of people fled to the roof of the home during the fire. They were rescued. Whether they sustained any injuries is not clear.

The fire started at around 2:45 a.m. and firefighters now have it under control. The cause of the fire is not yet know. The home can be considered lost. 

So far nothing is known about the identity of the victims. The police are investigating. 

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