Kringlan Catches Fire; Closed Today and Tomorrow Skip to content

Kringlan Catches Fire; Closed Today and Tomorrow

By Andie Sophia Fontaine

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Photo: Slökkvilið höfuðborgarsvæðisins / Facebook.

Yesterday afternoon, the roof of the Reykjavík shopping centre Kringlan caught fire.

According to RÚV, the shift manager for the fire department who arrived at the scene said that the fire began where workers were laying down tar paper, which involves the use of fire.

No injuries

Kringlan was immediately evacuated, and firefighters were quick to act to contain the fire.

Fortunately, the fire was contained and extinguished without any serious injuries. There is, however, extensive water and smoke damage within Kringlan. Store owners have been asked to evaluate what damages were done to their locations.

No time frame for cleanup

It is unknown how long it will take to re-open Kringlan. Damage is extensive, according to firefighters, and it will take a considerable amount of time to get the building back into a condition where it will be safe for people to enter it again.

For the time being, Kringlan will be closed both today and tomorrow, at the very least.

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