Fire doused at Bergen hotel
May 17, 2012
Fire broke out early Thursday morning at the Radisson Hotel in Bergen, which is also referred to as the” SAS Hotel” because of its earlier ties to the airline. Guests were evacuated from their rooms but no one was injured.
The first alarms rang around 6am on the 17th of May, a national holiday. The hotel is located amidst the historic waterfront buildings comprising Bryggen in Bergen, so any fire is considered a special threat to the landmark wooden complex dating from Bergen’s Hanseatic period.
News bureau NTB reported that all 163 guests at the hotel were assembled in one of the hotel’s restaurants, while firefighters worked to gain control over the blaze. It began in a wall in a portion of the hotel that’s under restoration.
Guests were allowed to return to their rooms around 7:30am, according to NTB. The cause of the fire was under investigation.
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