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Aug 7 '18 11:10

A fire broke out at a coating company in Venlo during the early hours of Tuesday morning. Hazardous substances were measured in the smoke released. The air alarm in Venlo was sounded and an NL-Alert was issued, warning local residents to stay out of the smoke, keep their windows and doors closed, and turn off their ventilation, NU.nl reports.

A slight amount of sulfur dioxide was measured, which can cause eye irritation, breathing problems and swallowing problems. There were also reports of formic acid released by the fire, but this turned out not to be the case. 

May 23 '18 07:49

Technical school ROVC on Galvanistraat in Ede burned almost completely to the ground overnight. The fire department had the fire under control at 3:45 a.m. "Extinguishing it will take well into the morning", a spokesperson for the police said to NU.nl.

"Large parts of the building are no longer accessible due to the fire and there is considerable damage", the spokesperson said. The fire was first reported to the authorities around 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday. At that time there was no one in the building, according to the police spokesperson.

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May 10 '18 10:50

A fire broke out in a shop building on Kalverstraat in Amsterdam on Thursday morning. The fire is raging on the third floor, above clothing store Mango. 

"The fire is probably raging in the warehouse", a spokesperson for the fire department said to NU.nl. Firefighters are at the scene, trying to get the fire under control.

The well known shopping street was closed off to the public. The fire department calls on local residents to close their doors and windows, and switch off their ventilation system. 

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Mar 14 '18 14:40

The fire department responded to Eindhoven Airbase on Wednesday morning after the cockpit of a Hercules C130 suddenly filled with smoke, the fire brigade said on Twitter.

The military plane was still on the ground when this happened. The six crew members on board immediately turned off the engines and left the aircraft. No one was hurt. 

What caused the smoke is still unclear. Defense is investigating, according to the fire brigade. 

Other aviation traffic was not hindered.

Smoke from a fire at a car company on De Meeten spreads over Roosendaal, 27 Sept 2017
Sep 27 '17 09:25

A large fire is raging at the warehouse of a car company on De Meeten in Roosendaal on Wednesday morning. A thick cloud of black smoke is moving towards the city center. The local safety office is calling on residents to stay out of the smoke and keep their windows and doors closed.

Jul 24 '17 16:10

Two men from Belgium are suspected of setting a large fire in the cave system on the border between Maastricht and the Belgian village of Kanne last week. The fire started on Thursday night and is still burning, RTL Nieuws reports.

On Saturday morning the fire department gave up on extinguishing the fire and are now just keeping it under control while it burns out. That can take weeks. Both Maastricht and Kanne are covered in smoke. "People must take a week or two of smoke and stench into account", a spokesperson for the fire department said to the broadcaster.

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Jun 15 '17 07:56

One person was killed when a fire broke out in a cell at the prison in Scheveningen during the early hours of Thursday morning. The other prisoners in the affected wing were evacuated and given shelter elsewhere in the complex. No one else was injured, the Telegraaf reports.

Fire at waste management company Icova in Amsterdam's Westelijk Havengebied, 27 May 2017
May 29 '17 15:20

The police are investigating whether arson was involved in a large fire that started at waste disposal company Icova in Amsterdam's Westelijk Havengebied on Saturday, RTL Nieuws reports. 

The fire started around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and was still not completely extinguished by noon on Monday. The pontoon between Hemkade and Nieuwe Hemweg was unable to sail for several hours on Monday morning due to smoke. Nieuwe Hemweg itself was also closed for several hours.

Fire in Weezenhof shopping center in Nijmegen, started in empty Spar supermarket, 11 Apr 2017
Apr 11 '17 07:29

A large fire broke out in an empty supermarket in the Nijmegen shopping center Weezenhof during the early hours of Tuesday morning. A lot of smoke is being released. The fire department advises local residents to stay out of the smoke and keep windows, doors and ventilation closed. People are also instructed to stay away from the area as there may be a gas leak, the Telegraaf reports.

Fire raging in a car company on Schaafstraat in Amsterdam-Noord, 7 Mar 2017
Mar 7 '17 08:23

A large fire is raging at a car company on Schaafstraat in Amsterdam-Noord on Tuesday morning. Firefighers are at the scene in large numbers to try and prevent the fire from spreading, the Telegraaf reports.

The fire started around 7:00 a.m. How it started is as yet unclear. A massive plume of smoke can be seen from almost everywhere in the city. A supplier of cleaning products is located next to the burning car company and is in danger of falling prey to the flames.

Dec 30 '16 08:08

At least three retail properties were destroyed in a fire that started in a clothing shop in the center of Delfzijl early on Friday morning. According to the fire department, there is a good chance that the clothing store will collapse, RTV Noord reports.

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.

Aug 18 '16 16:30

A 59-year-old man found lying in his garden with severe burns in Oudwoude on Wednesday night, died in hospital on Thursday morning, the police said in a statement on Thursday.

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Aug 8 '16 14:05

A massive fire is raging in the dunes on Schrool on Monday afternoon, the local safety office announced on Twitter. The office advises people to stay out of the area due to large amounts of smoke.

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Jul 28 '16 07:46

A Dirk van den Broek store in Volendam burnt to the ground in a massive fire on Thursday morning. The supermarket can be considered lost, according to the local safety office

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Jul 27 '16 07:36

Wednesday morning started with two large fires in the Netherlands. In Zoetermeer a pallet company is on fire, while in Udel a garden center is ablaze. A large amount of smoke is coming from both fires and local residents are advised to keep windows and doors closed and stay out of the smoke.

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Jun 27 '16 10:47

A large fire broke out at recycling center Huiskes Metaal on Centaurusweg in Tilburg on Monday morning. An NL-Alert was sent warning local residents to stay out of the smoke, keep windows and doors closed and turn off the ventilation

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Jun 27 '16 09:27

The Dutch authorities issued an NL-Alert warning of toxic smoke released in a large fire at a transport company in De Meern. Smoke is blowing over several Utrecht neighborhoods.

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Jun 16 '16 07:35

A massive fire raged in a residential shopping center on Kruisvoort in Breda during the early hours of Thursday morning. The fire caused large amounts of smoke. As far as is known, no one was injured.

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Apr 12 '16 10:29

An airplane made an emergency landing at Groningen Airport Eelde on Tuesday morning after the pilots noticed smoke in the cabin. The plane landed safely and all passengers were evacuated.

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Mar 31 '16 07:22

The Rotterdam broadcasting tower that caught fire on Wednesday is back online, a spokesperson for owner Alticom announced shortly after midnight. All radio stations that use the tower and had problems broadcasting, should be back on the air by Thursday morning

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Mar 30 '16 14:32

A fire broke out in a broadcast tower on Anthony Fokkerweg on the Waalhaven in Rotterdam. One worker is trapped in the tower. Several radio stations are having problems broadcasting due to the fire.

Nov 3 '15 07:29

A Boeing 737-800 of airline Norwegian had to make an emergency landing at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam around 9:10 p.m. on Monday night.

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Jan 1 '15 09:52

Approximately 40 people had to be evacuated from their homes in Alkmaar because of a large fire in two buildings in the shopping street Langestraat.

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