The fire service and police responded to a fire at an apartment building in the center of Bergen on Thursday morning.
– There are flames and smoke, says Eind Helsund, operations manager in the West Police District, just after 5 p.m.
The fire breaks out on the first floor of an apartment building on Newmans Gate in central Bergen. Firefighters and police rushed to the spot.
– We have now started the evacuation, says Helsund at 05.12.
Dispatched in smoke divers
Fire Department Incident Chief Kenneth Hackland said everyone was evacuated from the building.
– Smoke divers have been dispatched, but they have not found the exact hotspot yet. There’s less smoke now than there used to be, says Haugland.
According to Stian Guam, duty commander at 110 Central, they were out of three stations. He says they were alerted by the security agency shortly before 05:00.
– Guam says what we came to was fire and smoke from the first floor of the building.
Six were expelled
At 05.29, operations manager in the West Police District, Evind Helsund, says the area has been cordoned off.
– There is a fire under construction. He says it’s an old apartment building and the building has holes.
Six people were evacuated from the apartment complex, according to police and fire officials.
– No one is missing. Our evacuees didn’t say there were too many people at home.
Lise Hammer Sverdrup is the police operations manager at the site.
– He says no one is missing and no one has been hurt so far.
At 05.45 the duty commander at 110 Central says that no people have been evacuated from neighboring buildings.
– There is a certain risk of transmission, but the smoke has decreased somewhat, Kwam says.
Shortly before 06:00, police on the scene reported that the fire was brought under control.
According to the police, the fire was declared doused at 06.13.
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