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Weekend fire leaves two dead

A fire described as "explosive" destroyed three residential buildings at Lierstranda near Dramman during the weekend, killing two occupants, injuring another and threatening a...

Dry weather sparks brush fire warnings

Warnings are up all over Southern Norway of unusually high forest and brush fire danger. Several fires have already raged out of control, and...

Mobile phone caught fire in a car

Police reported during the night that a man was rushed to hospital in Østfold after he escaped from his burning car. He told police...

Fire, explosions closed metro stations

A fire that broke out in one of the Oslo metro system's main tunnels during the night set off explosions that also caused damage...

Four cars burned in residential area

Godlia is an otherwise quiet, well-established residential neighbourhood on Oslo's east side, known for white picket fences and nice homes. Late Saturday night, however,...

Campers blamed for new forest fire

Firefighters think careless campers started a fire that continued to rage out of control at Birkenes, just north of Kristiansand in Southern Norway on...

Hot, dry weather ‘isn’t fun anymore’

Summer arrived in May in Southern Norway, and its record high temperatures have stuck around ever since. The initial joy of blue skies and...

Forest fires keep breaking out

Nine new forest fires were burning Tuesday morning in Setesdal, the long valley stretching from Kristiansand in the south up to the mountains in...

Lightning sets off 100 forest fires

UPDATED: More than 100 forest and brush fires were burning all over Southern Norway, some of them out of control, on Thursday afternoon and...

Trains spark fires again

Trains on the rail line between Oslo and Gjøvik, which is used by thousands of commuters, ground to a halt again on Monday after...

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