Fire at Jotun factory in Sandefjord – danger of spreading to neighboring buildings – VG

The boiler at the Jotun plant in Sandefjord is on fire and there is currently no control of the fire. The police have established a safety distance of 500 meters.


The case is being updated.

The cookery at Jotun factories in Sandefjord is on fire. Pictures from the site show thick, black smoke rising from the factory.

This is what we know now:

  • The police has evacuated all employees and it must be control of all. It reports the Southeast Police District on Twitter at 15.44
  • So far no one was able to send in the perfect solution, which is not strange messages about someone injured in connection with the fire
  • Police write that the fire not is under controlat 15.44
  • The fire service has informed VG that there will be talk of one heavy fire in the cookery at the factory
  • The police have set one safety distance of 500 meters due to toxic smoke, and it is reported danger of spreading to neighboring buildings
  • It is recommended that everyone living within a radius of 2 km stays indoors and closes doors and windows
  • The extent of the fire is currently unknown, and the fire service is working to uncover what kind of substances are inside the building

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