There is a strong fire in IVAR’s recycling plant at Forus in Sandnes. The fire is spreading, and the police believe there is a danger that the building could collapse.
Less than 20 minutes ago
The police in the south-west sign on
that a major effort is underway at the site to contain the fire. The recycling facility is considered a total loss, and there is a danger that it could collapse, the police write. They are urging people in the area to keep windows and doors closed as there is heavy smoke coming from the site.
Det pågår fortsatt en stor innsats på stedet for å begrense brannen. Bygget anses som totalskadd og det er en fare for at det kan kollapse.— Politiet i Sør-Vest (@politietsorvest) July 22, 2022
Det er kraftig røykutvikling fra stedet og det oppfordres å holde vinduer og dører i området lukket.
The police’s incident leader, Kim Flakstad, previously told NRK that the smoke coming from the fire is dangerous. Acting fire chief, Tom Meyer, told NRK at 15.15 that he thought one wall in the recycling facility of IVAR at Forus was going to collapse.
Earlier, the fire brigade gave up on extinguishing the heavy fire from the inside. The police have sent out a warning about possible dangerous smoke.
The emergency services were notified of the fire at 9.42am on Friday. 15 people were evacuated. An hour later, fire crews had the fire under control, but it then flared up again in a conveyor belt.
According to Aftenbladet, several spectators have gathered in the area around the fire.
Published: July 22, 2022 4:21 p.m