Five people missing after cabin fire in Vesterålen

Fire truckPhoto: Amund-Tobias Rydland / NTB

Five people are missing after a cabin fire at Risøyhavn in Andøy Municipality in Vesterålen on Saturday night, the police in Nordland informed TV 2.

The police told the news channel that there were six people inside the cabin.

“What we know is that there were six people in the cabin when they went to bed yesterday. We know one person got out,” Bo Nilsson told TV 2.

The police were notified of the fire at 4:30 AM.

“Completely burnt down”

“The cabin has completely burnt down,” operations manager Lars Halvorsen in Nordland Police District told news bureau NTB at 6:30 AM on Saturday morning.

A man that got out of the cabin is injured, the operations manager added.

“The person is now at Stokmarknes hospital, and has police officers with him. He is not feeling well,” Ivar Bo Nilsson in Nordland Police District told Dagbladet.

Search effort

Editor Jitse Buitink of Radio Nord-Norge told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) that the news of the fire affected the local population.

“Everyone is wondering what has happened and who is missing,” he told NRK.

An investigation has also been launched in parallel with the work on site.

NRK writes that police are looking for the missing people with helicopters and drones.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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