"In connection with the house fire in Arendal, from & # 39; night to Tuesday, a person has been confirmed dead, police report on Twitter just before 09:00 on Tuesday morning.
It is a large detached house with several residential units in Joåsveien that have been completely damaged after a fire last night.
According to operational manager Ole Bjørn Kleivane in Agder police district, the police contacted the remaining residents of the building.
Currently the firefighters have not been able to enter the house.
At 6:15 am the police reported that it is still burning in the house, which consists of three rental units.
"It will take a while before the fire brigade can enter the house." Research on site was carried out and recovered, the police wrote on Twitter.
Kjell Christian Knarvik, Deputy Head of the 110th Central Station in Agder, told NRK in the morning that there are demanding conditions on the site with large flames and a lot of smoke.
Knarvik says that the fire brigade with four fire engines & 15 men moved to the fire in Joåsveien and reported that there would be no immediate danger of spreading to neighboring houses.
At 05.28 the fire department reports that the house is completely damaged and that they are doing the aftersales on the spot.
The police were aware of the fire of a passerby just before 4.30 pm until Tuesday.
Had to get away
Media Manager at Agderposten, Tom Bucher Hansen, is the nearest neighbor of the fireplace and was woken up by a neighbor at night.
"I could not take the phone, but when I got up and looked, I realized what had happened.
He ran downstairs to see what he could help, but the fire was so enormous that he had to pull away.
"The house was completely open," says Bucher Hansen.
I'm not going into the house
He says that there is a post-hangar on the spot, but there is still a lot of smoke evolving from the house.
A few minutes ago, firefighters tried to move into the house, but they probably had to give up because of the heat, he says at 7 a.m.
According to the neighbor, the fireplace consists of a house with three apartments, with a total of six to eight people.