Image of firefighter putting out fire in Stureplan
The Greater Stockholm Fire Brigade says it may be the largest fire in central Stockholm in 10 years. Credit: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

Huge fire engulfs Stockholm apartment block

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The fire, which broke out at a Stureplan apartment block under renovation, at 5am on Tuesday morning, could be the biggest in ten years.

As of 2pm on Tuesday, there were roughly 60 firefighters and 20 fire engines on site, according to Tony Frank, a commander at the Greater Stockholm Fire Brigade. Two people have been injured.

Frank added that the immediate priority was to make sure the fire does not spread to adjacent buildings. This was proving difficult as the building on fire is about one hundred years old, and contains wooden structures.

A number of streets in the surrounding area have been cordoned off. Fire services said there a was a risk of the entire building collapsing. This was averted by Wednesday morning.

 

 

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