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Huge Fire in Selfoss

The cabinetry plant Selós was destroyed in a fire in Selfoss, south Iceland, last night. Nearly 50 firemen battled the fire which started in the plant’s paintwork cabin. The fire department of Selfoss came to the scene five minutes after the fire was reported at 10 pm and managed to put out the fire one and a half hours later.

Selfoss. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review

“The building is badly damaged after the fire and one fourth of the roof was destroyed,” said Kristján Einarsson, director of the Selfoss Fire Department, to Morgunbladid. All sorts of flammable materials were inside the building in great quantities, among them the nearly finished cabinetry for a new primary school at Stokkseyri village. Last night officials deemed that the cabinetry had been totally ruined.

Twelve people work at the plant. Axel Gissurarson, the manager of Selós, said it was “devastating” to watch the building on fire. He said his main concerns were for his employees.

An investigation into the cause of the fire began this morning.

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