Kungsbacka fire 'started deliberately'
TT/The Local · 17 Sep 2006, 00:39
Published: 17 Sep 2006 00:39 GMT+02:00
Police say a fire that destroyed a large wooden residential building in the town of Kungsbacka, near Gothenburg, on Friday night, was started deliberately.
Police spokesman Dan Larsson said investigators had found evidence that indicated the fire was started by arsonists.
The building destroyed in the fire was more than 100 years old. Police say that they so far do not have any suspects for the crime.
The alarm was sounded at 3 am on Saturday. A total of 80 firemen were called to the scene. Emergency services say that 10-15 apartments were destroyed in the blaze, as well as two restaurants and a shop. No people were hurt in the fire.
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