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Prompt Fire Department Response Prevents Catastrophe in Slettebakken Row House Fire

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Justice Nwafor
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Prompt Fire Department Response Prevents Catastrophe in Slettebakken Row House Fire

Early Monday morning stirred unease in the normally serene neighborhood of Slettebakken, Bergen, as a fire erupted in the laundry room of a row house. By the time the fire department intervened, 15 residents had been evacuated, including two from the apartment where the fire broke out and 13 others from neighboring homes.

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Efficient Response Prevents Catastrophe

The six-unit building was under a significant threat of the fire spreading to other apartments. However, the fire department's swift response ensured control of the situation by 08:05. By 08:30, the fire was completely extinguished, preventing a potential catastrophe. Post-extinguishment operations continued throughout the morning, with firefighters meticulously removing roof tiles to prevent any possibility of the fire spreading and to reduce the interior temperature.

No Casualties, Significant Damage

Despite the intensity of the situation, no injuries were reported among the evacuees, a testament to the efficient evacuation procedures implemented. The cause of the fire remains unknown, and there is no suspicion of arson at this stage. The fire, however, inflicted significant damage on the main apartment. Residents of the neighborhood expressed relief that the situation was promptly contained and did not escalate.

Emergency services, including ambulance personnel, promptly responded to the incident, ensuring the safety and well-being of the evacuees. The incident, while alarming, showcased the readiness and efficiency of emergency services, earning appreciation from the neighborhood.

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