An entire family was killed in a powerful house fire in Svelvik on Monday night. The father of the family has now been charged with murder and arson.
– Preliminary reports of an autopsy indicate that the mother and two children were killed before the fire could spread. So the case is now being investigated for murder and arson, police inspector Odd Skei Kostveit said in a statement on Friday morning.
A family with two adults and two children aged 10 and 12 died in the violent fire.
The father of the deceased family has now been charged with murder and arson.
Monday night at 02.21 p.m. News of the fire came to the emergency service. The house was on fire when firefighters arrived at the scene. They tried in vain to put out the powerful fire, but after 5 o’clock they had to find out that the house was completely burnt to ashes.
The dead are currently being formally identified.
– Several hypotheses have been worked out, and the investigation sought to clarify all of these, says Kostveit.
For further investigation, the police have no opportunity to provide further details of what was found at the scene or other investigations carried out.
– This tragic case has affected a small community. Now the investigation is pointing in the direction that one of the deceased was responsible for the act, which affects relatives, friends and colleagues very severely. When it comes to the Christmas holidays, we hope that we can act with respect for those who are now facing difficult times, says Owwind Ass, head of police at Drummen Police Station.
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