The fire broke out just before 10:00 in an apartment on the wind in a three-storey house on Älvans väg in Umeå. At 14 hours the fire was fully developed and not yet under control. However, the spread risk is considered small and according to the rescue service the entire building has been evacuated.
– No one was injured. We are working to limit the fire to the wind. We have, among other things, a crane truck that lifts things from the roof, and in connection with that work he can blow up real flames, "says Anders Jonsson, internal officer at Umeå Brandweer
The smoke development is strong. Accommodation in the area is invited to stay indoors and close the windows. The parents of children in a nearby kindergarten are invited to bring their children back for prevention because of the smoke development.
The police also blocked an area around the burning house to provide room for extinguishing work.
"We have blocked a number of roads adjacent to the house, so it is impossible to drive past this house," says Marie Andersson, Presidential spokesperson for Nord police region.
Just after 12:30 suppose all ambulances that arrived earlier left the fireplace without having participated in a person. It is still unclear what the cause of the fire was and at 14 hours there is still no prediction when it can be extinguished.
"It is very difficult to say at the moment, but it is about hours," says Anders Jonsson.