• Sweden edition

Arson suspected in Södertälje blaze

Published: 28 Sep 2009 07:39 GMT+02:00
Updated: 28 Sep 2009 07:39 GMT+02:00

Around 25 firefighters from five stations were called in to help battle the fire.

According to a statement released by the greater Stockholm fire service, firefighters were able to limit the flames to a smaller section of the building, located in the city’s Hovsjö industrial area.

A preliminary investigation into aggravated arson has been launched, said Roger Kämpe, a commander with the Stockholm police, to the TT news agency.

“There are eye-witness accounts indicating that the fire started on the roof of the building,” he said.

Firefighters were called around 2am on Monday morning, and continued to battle the blaze into the daylight hours.

“The fire is now under control by we have people who continue to work with the final extinction of the fire,” Sandra Danielsson of the Södertörn fire service told TT.

“One wing was totally destroyed as was a part of the building closest to it. But the main section the so-called Green House, is still intact.”

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

Don't miss...X
Left Right

Your comments about this article

22:06 September 28, 2009 by Erwin Mahnke
Now, who would have an interest in burning down the facilities of Iraqi Christians? I wonder who could have done that, just tell me who....
22:53 September 28, 2009 by code850
Some times they are called neo-natzies. Putting buildings on fire is frequently used in Germany by neo-natzies to intimidate immigrants. This kind of hatred is fueled by right-wing popular political parties.
08:59 September 29, 2009 by Playmaker
yeah and there sometime called "Muslims" maybe there neo-nazi muslims. people love to use "nazi" popular among the left, but we all know there will never be another nazi govt. to many satilites. could never hide 6 million murders again to much technology and you know it. the nazi thing is getting old about 60 years old. they lost beaten by the west and russia who both hate muslims and have been at war with them.
14:26 September 29, 2009 by Erwin Mahnke
As I know Germany pretty well I know that this "neo-natzi" statement of code850 is very uninformed. I am refraining from "profane" language.

There have been during the past 20 years less than 5 such events. Compared to the DAILY 1 to 5 cars in Berlin and Hamburg burned by "autonomous" Left Nazis and their yearly 2-5 "autonomous" larger arson festivals in Germany (May 1st amongst others) one might call that not so many...

Also the representation of neo-nazi ideals in the federal voting are with 0.1+0.4 percent (zero seats) fairly modest (just compare that low figure with the ubiquitous anti-Semitic folks in Sweden!) when compared with the 12% of the former rulers of the GDR plus 10% of green eco terrorists plus ca. 8% left wing of the social "democrats". Out of these roughly 30% of German voters, the Left Nazis recruit their staff. Impressive isn't it.

Coming back to the Assyrian case, I learned that the explanation might be simple: a football match between Syrianska and Assyriska. So my gut feeling was not that bad.
Today's headlines
Race to be scrapped from Swedish legislation
Integration Minister Erik Ullenhag meets children in Husby, Stockholm. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

Race to be scrapped from Swedish legislation

The Swedish government announced that it plans to remove all mentions of race from Swedish legislation, saying that race is a social construct which should not be encouraged in law. READ  

US aircraft 'violates' Swedish airspace

US aircraft 'violates' Swedish airspace

A mystery airplane that passed over Swedish airspace recently has been revealed as an American aircraft, sources revealed on Thursday. READ  

Elite schools stripped of 'special' privileges

Elite schools stripped of 'special' privileges

Sweden's three elite boarding schools can no longer charge tuition fees, the government announced on Thursday, in a string of changes following a two-year review. READ  

Bildt lays out four steps to Gaza peace
Photos: TT

Bildt lays out four steps to Gaza peace

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt stated that there are four steps to achieving peace in Gaza, and that it begins with removing the blockade - which has "played into Hamas' hands". READ  

Malmström snags EU commissioner post again

Malmström snags EU commissioner post again

Cecilia Malmström has been nominated to be the European Commissioner for another five years, Sweden's prime minister announced on Thursday. READ  

Stockholm Pride 2014
In Pictures: Stockholm's Historic Pride Party
Conchita Wurst belts out a ballad. Photo: Rebecca Jacobs

In Pictures: Stockholm's Historic Pride Party

With Stockholm's Pride Week in full swing, The Local's Rebecca Jacobs heads on down to the traditional Historic Party to take in the colours, Conchita, and the community. READ  

Two to hospital after Stockholm fire

Two to hospital after Stockholm fire

Two people were taken to hospital in the early hours of Thursday morning after a fire began in their central Stockholm apartment. READ  

Salmonella prompts Coop hamburger recall
Photo: Jim Cole/TT

Salmonella prompts Coop hamburger recall

Swedish supermarket chain Coop has recalled its in-store brand of fresh hamburger meat after a routine check revealed traces of salmonella in the meat. READ  

What's On in Sweden
Photo: Roger Vikström/TT

What's On in Sweden

It's Pride Week in Stockholm. Find out more about the celebrations (including the biggest Pride Parade in Scandinavia) as well as plenty of other activities in Sweden's three biggest cities. READ  

Sweden resumes aid to 'anti-gay Uganda'
Hillevi Engström and protesters against Uganda's anti-gay laws. Photos: Maja Suslin/Ben Curtis/TT

Sweden resumes aid to 'anti-gay Uganda'

Sweden has resumed sending development aid funds to Uganda, after suspending payouts back in March due to "anti-gay legislation". READ  

Stockholm Pride bars Sweden Democrats
Gender neutral pronoun 'hen' enters dictionary
Top ten cafes in Stockholm
People-watching - Stockholm Pride
Photo: Henrik Trygg/Imagebank Sweden
Sweden worst in EU at getting foreigners jobs
Blog updates

31 July

Calling a speedo a speedo (Blogweiser) »

"There are a lot of speedos on Europe’s beaches. Some European males are evidently more comfortable sporting small, stretchy suits on public beaches than I would be. I accept it may be nice to have swimwear that’s not long and cumbersome. A speedo is maybe also good for tanning. But strolling around town in a..." READ »


27 July

Approaching Stockholm (Around Sweden in a kayak) »

"I woke up in the comfort of my own little cabin on Eva and Rolf’s boat, it was 7:30am and I was feeling a bit groggy after a couple of beers with all the lovely locals the night before. The previous day had really taken its toll on my body and I was very stiff and..." READ »

Stockholm Pride kicks off
The top six ways the US and Sweden differ
Swedish youth suicides hit 25-year high
Politician reported for selling 'negro ball'
Police turn blind eye to Swedish 'slave trade'
Stockholm Pride: Allsång på Skansen with Conchita Wurst
Sponsored Article
Introducing... ID cards and permits in Stockholm
People-watching, June 26th - 28th. Get inside Stockholm's hottest nightclubs
Top ten Swedish taboos
Seven-year-old Swede cycles to Berlin
'Gaza conflict needs help, not empty rhetoric'
Swedes voted 'most beautiful' in the Nordics
Business & Money
Sweden demands EU clarity on Bitcoin tax
Swedish organic sales enjoy 'amazing' growth
Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT
What's On in Sweden
People-watching July 23
Swedish cops elect not to shoot 'angry elks'
Business & Money
New alcohol retail rules threaten micro-breweries
People-watching Båstad
Sponsored Article
Introducing... Your finances in Stockholm
Sponsored Article
Introducing... Housing in Stockholm
Latest news from The Local in Austria

More news from Austria at thelocal.at

Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Germany

More news from Germany at thelocal.de

Latest news from The Local in Denmark

More news from Denmark at thelocal.dk

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

jobs available
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions is an innovative business company which provides valuable assistance with the Swedish Authorities, Swedish language practice and general communications. Call 073-100 47 81 or visit:
If you want to drink, that’s your business.
If you want to stop, we can help.

Learn more about English-language Alcoholics Anonymous in Sweden. No dues. No fees. Confidentiality assured.
PSD Media
PSD Media is marketing company that offers innovative solutions for online retailers. We provide modern solutions that help increase traffic and raise conversion. Visit our site at: