The police evacuated people from a burning building in Tønsberg on Friday night.
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There was a heavy fire last night in an apartment complex in Tønsberg, the police in the South-East report.
– There have been strong flames in the apartment complex, which has seven apartments in total, operations manager Tommy Eriksen tells VG just before 03:00.
He says that the fire brigade got control of the fire at 02.43.
– The smoke divers have gone through all rooms on all floors. One person is confirmed to have suffered burns, while another has been extracted by the smoke divers. The person is conscious, says the operations manager.
All those involved will be sent to emergency room or hospital for check-up and treatment.
The situation at the scene was unclear in the minutes after the police received information about the fire at 02.25.
– There are a lot of fire crews working at the site, and the situation is unclear for the time being, said duty manager at the fire service’s 110 center in the South-East, Martin Slevigen, to VG at around 02.40.
The police’s operations manager Tommy Eriksen says that the building has suffered extensive damage. It is currently too early to say anything about the cause of the fire.
Published: 26/05/23 at 02:46
Updated: 26/05/23 at 03:02