June 5, 2023


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Levanger: Fire in apartment building – VG

Tree House Building: Photo taken from downtown Levanger on Tuesday night.

A listed building burnt down in the center of Levanger.

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Police in Trendelák are reporting a fire at an apartment building in the center of Levanger. All emergency units rushed to the spot.

– It’s a complete over-ignition, operations manager at Trøndelag Els Stokebo told VG earlier on Tuesday night.

It remained unclear for a long time whether everyone was accounted for, but in an update after 0330, police wrote that all residents had been accounted for.

– Fewer than 30 have been evacuated overnight. None of them were injured.

NTB writes that many are homeless after the fire.

– Tragedy that affected the tree branch. We are primarily happy now that everyone has been accounted for. Peter Arden, municipal director in the municipality of Levanger, said in a press release that the crisis team is ready to help those affected by the fire.

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Residents in the center of Levanger are asked to keep windows closed to prevent smoke from entering houses and apartments.

The fire also spread to another building in the quarter, Stokebo says.

– Smoke divers have been inside some apartments and are still working at full capacity. Preventing further spread is a top priority.

NTB writes that the burnt building is part of the preserved historic wooden house environment in Levanger. The area is well preserved and is considered a Tree House Environment of National Value.

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– This is an example of an urban wooden house environment that appeared at the beginning of the 20th century and is well preserved, said the then Minister of Climate and Environment Ola Elvestun (v) when the area was preserved in 2018.

The wooden houses in Levanger were built between 1896 and 1904, when forced masonry was introduced as a result of the town fire in Alesund in January of the same year.

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