Playground fire sends thick smoke across Copenhagen

April 27th, 2015

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Arson suspected in overnight blazes in Vesterbro just 30 metres apart

The police believe that two fires in Copenhagen last night were started by the same arsonist (photo: Steinchen)

It took firefighters several hours last night to control a fire in the Copenhagen district of Vesterbro, which the police believe was started deliberately.

The fire occurred at a building that has been described as “a youth institution” on Skydebanehaven, the district’s most popular children’s playground, and it required firefighters to tear a hole in the roof to access the fire.

“Our theory is that the perpetrator broke into the house and started the fire, which spread to the roof,” Carsten Reenberg from Copenhagen Police told DR Nyheder.

Another fire
Police suspect that a similar fire in another building located 30 metres away may have been the work of the same arsonists.

The fire was extinguished at about five this morning. Police advised residents in the area to keep their windows closed to keep out the smoke from the fires.


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