Fire at 400-year-old Jutland inn leads to evacuation of 200 guests

No serious injuries in blaze that may have started in sauna

About 200 guests staying at one of Jutland’s oldest and best-known inns, the Kryb-i-ly kro near Taulov in southeast Jutland, were evacuated last night after a fire that sent large amounts of smoke throughout the building.

The fire was reported just after 3:30 this morning. The Fredericia fire department, along with help from colleagues in Middelfart, reported the fire under control at 5:15 this morning.

“The smoke was so think that it was necessary to empty all the rooms,” Bent Hedeager, a spokesperson from southeast Jutland police told DR Nyheder. “No on was seriously hurt, but three people were taken to the hospital in Kolding to be checked for smoke inhalation.”

Shana could be the culprit
The fire broke out in the basement of the thatched hotel. The cause is not yet known, but it may have occurred in the inn’s sauna.

Guests are expected to be able to return to their rooms sometime today.

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The inn has been in operation since 1610.