It burns still in an asylum in the town of Rjukan in Telemark. The reception and the twelve neighboring house is evacuated.
” the Fire has calmed down, but is not extinguished yet. It is no longer a risk of spreading, ” says operasjonsleder Vidar Aaltvedt in the South-East police district to the VG clock 03.30.
the Police received a message about smoke on the fourth floor of the building a little after the clock 22: 00 to Friday evening. An hour later, there were flames out of the chimney, and not long after there were visible flames on the fourth floor.
According to the Aaltvedt was not the fire discovered one time, and was probably developed when the fire department was there and looked for the source of smoke hazards.
the Fire department extinguished the still, but it is plundrete work. There is talk of an old house, with many small channels that the fire can hide in. It will probably take some time until the fire is extinguished, ” says Aaltvedt.
deployed under a false alarm is not yet known.
world heritage site
Powerful wind did slukningsarbeidet difficult. The clock 01.30 lit Aaltvedt that the fire in the asylmottaket Mandheimen had probably reached the top. When had the fire crew got assistance from the Kongsberg fire department.
It was dramatic a period of time. It was a very shower of sparks, and it fell a part brannrester from high Mannheimen and down on the neighboring house. Twelve neighboring house is evacuated, and three of them have received major water damage as a result of slukningsarbeidet. They were soaked to prevent it took the guy, ” says Aaltvedt.
There was one house that was very threatened, but it seems to have gone well. Now blowing it more, but brannrestene falls towards the branntomta, and not so much out towards the nabohusene that earlier in the night.
the Building is on Unesco’s world heritage list. Currently, it is unclear how large brannskadene is.
According to Telemarksavisa, there were only nine of the 16 residents present at the fourth floor when the fire broke out. Asylmottaket was quickly evacuated, and around the clock to 23: 00 notified the police that they had control on the residents. No one should be injured in the fire.
together is between 50 and 60 residents from asylmottaket, as well as 30 people from nabobebyggelse, evacuated. The evacuees are taken care of by the municipality. Tin the Red Cross has also contributed in the work to get placed evacuees from asylmottaket and nabohusene.
the Building was listed on Unesco’s world heritage list last summer, and in January was the effort to renovate the building to start. Several million would be used to make Mandheimen similar to what it was in 1916, the year it was finished as a home for single men.
This is a tragedy. The building was under renovation next year, ” says mayor Bjørn Sverre Birkeland to Rjukan Radio.
the town of Rjukan and Notoddens industrial history came on the Unesco world heritage site in July 2015 and thus became Norway’s eighth world heritage site. It was Norsk Hydro’s plant for kunstgjødselproduksjon at Notodden and Rjukan which was the starting point for the application.
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Neighbor: – Very dramatic situation
Robert Jenbergsen live about 200 yards below asylmottaket. He said to VG just after the clock to 23: 00 that many came with, and that the police worked with to set up holds.
– It is a very dramatic situation. The whole building is on fire now, it has burned from top to bottom. The wind is blowing easterly strong wind against the buildings next door, so there is great danger of the spread. I saw it came spitting flames out of the exit door. It looks ugly out of this building now, ” said Jenbergsen.
He discovered the fire when he was inside his own living room.
– I have heat pumps, and all of a sudden pumped the smoke into the living room. Then I realized there was something wrong, said Jenbergsen.
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In the first version of this story, the VG that it is about the two the reception which has burned at Rjukan. The correct is that one receipt in the area burns.
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