A 13-year-old boy reacted quickly when he noticed a fire in a building in Ísafjördur, the capital of the West Fjords, yesterday. He made two other children who were in an apartment on the second floor leave the building before calling police.
All available firefighters in Ísafjördur were called to the scene. When they got there the fire was raging and caused considerable damages before they managed to put it out, Morgunbladid reports.
The fire originated from the ground floor of the building where a factory and a storage facility is located, along with the Saefari sailing club. The boy had been on his way to a sailing class when he noticed the fire.
Five days ago the same building almost caught fire when police were notified of smoke coming out from a stoking room on the ground floor. Police managed to prevent the room from catching fire.