Child dies after fire in Bergen home

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There were numerous fires in Norwegian homes again during the Christmas and New Year holidays, but none worse than one in Bergen. It claimed the life of a nine-year-old girl, who was one of four people pulled unconscious from the blaze.

Newspaper Bergens Tidende (BT) described the fire as “dramatic,” and local police have now called for help from the state police investigative agency Kripos. “We want to use the resources available,” Torgils Lutro of the South Bergen police station told BT.

Two adults and four children were rushed to Bergen’s Haukeland University Hospital after the fire in the city’s Ytrebygda neighbourhood Saturday morning. Four of the six were unconcious when pulled out of the burning row house.

No cause of the blaze had been established as of Monday: “What we know is that the fire was inside the house and that it was burning in several areas.” staff