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Fiery failure in Røyneberg. House burnt to ground during fire-brigade’s practice exercise. A smoke-diving exercise went drastically wrong on Tuesday when the abandoned house that was being used burnt down. According to Stavanger Aftenbladet, this was due to happen the following day instead.

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Fiery failure in Røyneberg

Published on Thursday, 16th April, 2009 at 23:22 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

House burnt to ground during fire-brigade’s practice exercise.

Norwegian fire engine
Norwegian fire engine
Photo: Philip Gabrielsen/Wikimedia Commons


Smoke gets in your eyes

A smoke-diving exercise went drastically wrong on Tuesday when the abandoned house that was being used burnt down.

According to Stavanger Aftenbladet, this was due to happen the following day instead.

“The fire-brigade had obviously not done a good enough extinguishing job after the exercise” Tuva Moen Holm, one of the neighbours, told the paper.

Frightening

The head of the brigade, Per Halvorsen, assured neighbours that there was never any danger of the fire either becoming out of control, or spreading. But Holm, who was one of the neighbours who alerted both the brigade and the police, thought it fortunate that somebody was at home at the time to do so.

“The situation could have ended terribly badly if...the houses had been standing closer together than they are here.”

Disappointed

Halvorsen said that the fire-brigade has used the house for several exercises in the past, and cannot remember that such a thing has happened before.

“Of course the fire-brigade doesn’t like it when such things happen...The house was so badly damaged that we cannot use it for exercises anymore”, he said.



Published on Thursday, 16th April, 2009 at 23:22 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: rogaland, fire, brigade, exercise, disappointed, smoke, house.





  
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