Hafnarfjörður Fire: Police Still Searching for Four Youths Skip to content

Hafnarfjörður Fire: Police Still Searching for Four Youths

By Ragnar Tómas

Photo: A screenshot from RÚV.

The police in Hafnarfjörður are still looking for four youths in connection with the fire in Hafnarfjörður on Monday, RÚV reports. Results of the investigation into the origins of the fire are expected this afternoon.

A warehouse fire in Hafnarfjörður

On Monday evening, police received reports of a warehouse fire in Drafnarslippur, Hafnarfjörður. All available firefighters were subsequently dispatched to the scene. The fire spread from the warehouse building, which was empty, to an attached storage unit and burned its contents, which included tyres.

As previously noted, a few gas cylinders caused minor explosions inside the burning building, although a favourable wind direction blew the smoke out to sea, which limited the spread of the fire and smoke to nearby areas.

Following the event, the police announced that they were looking for four youths who were reportedly seen around the area at approximately 5 PM on the day of the fire. According to the announcement, one of the youths is believed to have long, red hair and another was riding a bicycle.

No tips as of yet

In an interview with Vísir, assistant superintendent Skúli Jónsson stated that the four individuals in question had not come forward and no tips had been received; the police had made no headway in their attempt to reach the young people. When asked if the young people were suspected of having something to do with the origin of the fire, Skúli stated that it was “impossible to say.”

“They were there around 5 PM, and the fire was noticed three and a half hours later. We’d simply like to talk to them,” Skúli told Vísir. He concluded by saying that the technical department of the police, which had been investigating the fire, had yet to reach a conclusion, although a clearer picture of events should emerge later today.

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