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Major weekend fire destroys Nacka shipyard

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10:05 CET+01:00
Flames destroyed three buildings and about fifty boats at a Nacka shipyard Saturday night.

According to Nacka police, the fire began around 9 o'clock in Saturday evening and spread quickly.

“Everything was up in flames by the time we arrived,” said Håkan Lilja of the Stockholm fire department.

Ten divisions from four fire stations were called to battle the flames. The fire burned through the night and was finally extinguished at 7:30am Sunday morning.

Several families from a nearby residential area voluntarily evacuated the area to avoid the thick flames. However, no injures were reported, according to the police.

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