Fifteen people were evacuated after a house caught fire in the Marmorneset residential area south of Bergen on Friday evening.
Emergency services were informed about the fire at 9.30pm.
The house was already engulfed in flames when the fire brigade started extinguishing the fire around 9.40 pm.
No one should be injured in a fire accident.
Just after 10 p.m., the fire department said it was under control. And there is no risk of spreading to neighboring houses.
At 22.30 the evacuees from the neighboring house are informed that they can return home.
Work to prevent the spread
Marmorneset is located south of Bergen, not far from Trollhaugen, the former home of Edward Creek.
The area is residential, with many houses close together.
Emergency managers at the site say they chose to evacuate the house next door because of the risk of spying.
– There are two houses nearby. Both have been evacuated, says Ivor Quandt, incident commander in the Western Police District.
Police do not know the cause of the fire.
The fire service mainly worked to keep the fire from spreading to neighboring homes, Quandt says.
A loud noise was heard
A resident of the area tells NRK that he heard a loud noise coming from the house when it caught fire.
Quandt says the situation was unclear when fire and police first arrived.
– There were a lot of people walking around here, I had a little perspective, but I quickly controlled the people living in the houses, says Quandt.
He says no one should have inhaled smoke or been injured in any other way.
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