The police in Akureyri, north Iceland, are certain that the house on Eidsvallagata where a fire was raging early on Sunday morning was set on fire on purpose.
The photo is not directly related to the story. By Páll Stefánsson.
The fire started inside an open basement window and it has been determined that it was not an electrical fire. The police don’t have any suspects and no witnesses have come forward, Morgunbladid reports.
Four youngsters who were asleep inside the house made a narrow escape, thanks to a stranger who woke them up by knocking on the outside of the house when he heard the fire alarm and noticed smoke coming from the basement.
It was by absolute coincidence that the man walked past the house at that exact moment. Two of the house’s residents managed to get out on their own but the other two had to be saved by firefighters.
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