Three fires in Copenhagen last night – The Post

Three fires in Copenhagen last night

All of them took place in the district of Nørrebro

Nørrebrogade is a central street in Nørrebro, which runs from the Queen Louise Bridge up to Nørrebro Station (photo: Hede2000)
February 18th, 2016 10:41 am| by Lucie Rychla

Three fires were reported on Wednesday night in the Copenhagen district of Nørrebro.

All of the fires were lit on purpose on the busy street of Nørrebrogade that passes through the centre of the city district.

“We were notified that two young men in dark clothes ran away from the site,” a police officer on duty told Ekstra Bladet.

“We have patrolled the area, but there’s not much to go on.”

Xmas tree on fire
At 21:55, the first fire was reported near the Queen Louise Bridge at the city’s Lakes, where a container went up in flames.

At 1:14 am, the second fire was reported at Stefansgade, about 2 km from the scene of the first blaze, where some pallets were set on fire.

About an hour and a half later (at 2:43 am), the last fire was reported at the same place. This time, the young arsonists dragged an old Christmas tree onto the road and set it on fire.