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Suspected Trondheim arsonist arrested. Police say they have arrested a man following last night’s fires. Over 50 people were evacuated and 11 injured in two separate incidents in the mid-Norway city. “One person has been arrested and indicted for having lit one of the fires,” Officer Anders Sunde Eidem, head of investigations at Trondheim Central Police Station told NRK. “What we can say is that he’s an adult Norwegian male.” 44 people were forced to evacuate their homes in one of the incidents, which occurred around 2:30am in a row of two-storey terraced houses (rekkehus) in the Risvollan district.

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Suspected Trondheim arsonist arrested

Published on Wednesday, 3rd December, 2014 at 09:31 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 3rd December 2014 at 11:16.

Police say they have arrested a man following last night’s fires. Over 50 people were evacuated and 11 injured in two separate incidents in the mid-Norway city.

Overview of Trondheim (2008)
52 people had to leave their place of residence due to the fires in Trondheim, located in Sør-Trøndelag County.Overview of Trondheim (2008)
Photo: Åge Hojem/Trondheim Havn


“One person has been arrested and indicted for having lit one of the fires,” Officer Anders Sunde Eidem, head of investigations at Trondheim Central Police Station told NRK. “What we can say is that he’s an adult Norwegian male.”

44 people were forced to evacuate their homes in one of the incidents, which occurred around 2:30am in a row of two-storey terraced houses (rekkehus) in the Risvollan district.

Risvollan is located about 5km south of central Trondheim.

The victims were sent to the Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel.

The blaze also saw a further 11 people sent to St. Olav’s Hospital to be checked for smoke-related injuries.

None had suffered any harm after having inhaled the smoke.

Four to five apartments were completely burnt out.

The second fire occurred at Sunnland School at Nidarvoll about 4km south of the centre of Trondheim. It is not located far from the scene of the first one.

The Fire Department was alerted at approximately 2:51am.

Eight persons living in an institution nearby were evacuated. Nobody was injured.

Police consider both blazes to be connected to one another.

“The fire at Risvollan began externally. We suspect that the other was also lit,” said Officer Eidem.

The man arrested and indicted for one of the fires is known to police and has been associated with arson earlier, according to the Officer.



Published on Wednesday, 3rd December, 2014 at 09:31 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 3rd December 2014 at 11:16.

This post has the following tags: fire, trondheim, police, arson, norway.





  
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