School is burning down: Residents urged to close doors and windows

by Nathalia Hentze Nielsen
Photo: Mathias Gregersen Larsen
Photo: Mathias Gregersen Larsen

Last night, all available personnel from Station Aalborg were dispatched to a large fire at the abandoned Løvvangskolen in Nørresundby.

Today, the fire has overtaken the entire building.

In an emergency message sent around 6:30, Nordjyllands Beredskab stated the following:

A fire broke out around 21:30 Sunday evening at Løvvangskolen on Løvbakken 6 in Nørresundby.

The fire is still not under control and is producing heavy smoke, which is hazardous to inhale. The smoke plume is drifting eastward and the fire is generating thick black smoke.

Residents in the area bounded by Løvbakken, Vangen, Hjørringvej, and Forbindelsesvejen are advised to stay indoors, close doors and windows, and turn off ventilation.

If you are outside and can smell smoke, seek shelter.

If you experience any discomfort due to the fire, seek medical attention.

Please, if possible, relay this message to others in the area.

The police request that everyone keep a safe distance from the fire site.

Only contact the police or emergency services in urgent situations.

Further information will be broadcast via Danmarks Radio, TV2, on teletext, and at politi.dk.

The next emergency message will be issued at 9:00.

Cause of fire to be investigated

In a press release sent at 10:04, Deputy Police Inspector Søren Pejtersen stated:

“We are working with the hypothesis that the fire may have been deliberately set, but this will be determined by further fire technical investigations.

The report of the fire was received by the emergency center around 21:30 Sunday evening.

If anyone has observed anything in the area during that time that may be of interest to the police, we would very much like to hear from them on phone number 114.

We, along with Nordjyllands Beredskab, will remain at Løvvangskolen for many more hours.”

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