PHOTO: Row house destroyed in fire in Stovner in Oslo, 60 people evacuated

Fire service

A row house with four residential units has been completely destroyed in a powerful fire on Sunday. Over 60 people were evacuated, and three people have been sent to the hospital and emergency room.

The fire was fully ablaze when the emergency services arrived at the scene, and the fire brigade initially reported that there was a danger of the fire spreading. It was reported early on that all residents in the row house were evacuated, and the police also chose to evacuate the neighboring house.

“The fire service does not currently have control of the fire, and there’s a risk of the fire spreading. Therefore, we have also evacuated those who live in the neighboring house,” operations manager Per Ivar Iversen in the Oslo Police District told news bureau NTB at 8 o’clock.

According to Iversen, the fire started at one end of the row house, which has four residential units. The fire then spread to the next unit.

Under control

At 8:30 AM, the police reported that the housing unit where the fire started was completely destroyed. The fire was under control, but the police reported that it was still burning.

In an update at 10 o’clock, the fire service reported that all four housing units were badly damaged in the fire.

The police informed the newspaper Dagbladet that a total of eleven people lived in the row house that caught fire. In addition, 50 were evacuated from nearby homes.

Task leader Erling Olstad in the Oslo Police District told the newspaper that three people had been taken to the hospital and emergency room for further check-ups.

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

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