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Large fire at Volvo

Linda Genborg 2013-12-21

A large fire broke out in the facilities of Volvo Penta on Hisingen on Friday night. The fire was under control, but not completely extinguished on Saturday morning, reports Göteborgs-Posten. No people are believed to have been injured in the fire.

“The worst thing that could happen now is that the building collapses,” Bo Andersson from the emergency services to Göteborgs-Posten.

The emergency services had discovered large cracks in the concrete foundation supporting the 15,000 square metre-building. But it was too early to say whether it would collapse or not.

The emergency services and the Volvo Group are now trying to save as much as possible of the material inside the building.

The work to extinguish the fire is expected to continue for most of Saturday.

The alarm came around 00:30 am on Saturday. When the emergency services arrived the fire was already fully developed.

The building is around 50 to 100 metres long and has three to four levels. It is not yet known exactly how much has been damaged, but according to the emergency services the whole building is affected.

It is not known what caused the fire. The police have opened a preliminary investigation into arson. There are no suspects at this stage.

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