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Fire blocks parts of Aarhus Harbor

Fire blocks parts of Aarhus Harbor

26-04-2017 14:00:00

A fire has broken out at the company Aarhuskarlshamn on Slipvej at the industrial harbor in Aarhus on Wednesday afternoon. The police have evacuated and blocked the area at Sydhavnsgade, Slipvej and Celebesvej. According tothe East Jutland Police, no people have been injured by the fire.

"All employees at Aarhuskarlshamn have been evacuated and, according to our reports, no-one had come to any harm," says communications advisor at East Jutland Police, JanniLundager, to TV2 ØSTJYLLAND.

The alarm went off at 13.36. The East Jutland Fire Department is gaining control of the situation, but there is a risk of heavy smoke development and small bangs. However, at 15.30 there is no major smoke development.

Vehicles going to the port must choose routes other than the roads mentioned above. The police request that you do not enter the area and.

Aarhuskarlshamn manufactures vegetable oil, which is highly flammable. Only the companies in the harbor are affected by the fire.

Update from East Jutland Police at 15.42: The fire department is still working to extinguish the fire, which can still give rise to smoke development in the area. The shutdown work is expected to last a few hours.

Source: ØstjyllandsPoliti / Maritime Denmark

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