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Large Fire in Reykjanesbær

A fire broke out in an industrial building at the corner of Víkurbraut and Hrannargata in Reykjanesbær today.

Vísir states that all Reykjanes Fire Department vehicles have arrived at the scene, and firefighting efforts are underway.

The fire is in a building located at Víkurbraut 4, an industrial building from 1973. The building is not in current use, but was used previously as a storage site for Icelandair.

The extent of damage to the building is uncertain at this time. Jón Guðlaugsson, the chief firefighter at the South Peninsula Fire Department, stated to Vísir that the fire is confined to this building, and no one is inside.

“It is progressing slowly and steadily. We have been able to make significant progress in controlling it,” stated Jón. “The roof is starting to collapse in parts… Most of the supports are giving way.”

No further information is available at this time.

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