Fire brigade demolishes Almere building to get fire under control

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The fierce fire that broke out last night on an industrial estate in Almere is still not under control. Because the fire brigade is having great difficulty reaching the sources of the fire, the remains of the building are now being taken apart with grabs.

The thrift store is located in a multi-tenant business building Clearing Almere and a clothing storage facility from Brasco BV. completely burned out. As far as we know, no one was injured.

Large black clouds of smoke can still be seen around the building. “That is the dangerous part,” says fire brigade spokesman Geertjan Veenstra at Omroep Flevoland. “People should definitely stay away from that because it concerns plastics and insulation material. That also sets off the necessary fire alarms in the area.”

Multiple fire brigades

The fire on the industrial estate in the Almere Buiten district started around 9 p.m. and was initially fought by fire crews from Almere, Lelystad and Dronten. This morning, firefighters from the Gooi and Vecht region took over the fire.

Major fire in thrift store near Almere

Water transport vehicles were also used to fight the fire, so that there is a constant supply of extinguishing water.

Due to the smoke development, an NL Alert was issued for the neighborhood at 11:40 p.m. There is a residential area on the other side of the road that runs along the site. People were warned to stay away from smoke, close windows and doors and turn off ventilation in their homes.

The article is in Netherlands

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