“A fire has just been set in Deventer. This means there is no chance of expansion,” the spokesperson said. “We will be busy for a while with checks of surrounding buildings and with extinguishing work.”
The first report of the fire came in around 04:10. The fire brigade deployed large equipment to prevent the fire from spreading to other buildings. Because these are old buildings, it was very difficult. Around 06:00, the fire spread to an adjacent building, which houses a cheese shop.
The fire on the Brink is extinguished with water from the IJssel. The Wellekade is therefore closed to traffic. The IJsselland Safety Region advises everyone in the center of Deventer and surroundings to close windows and doors and to turn off the ventilation in connection with the smoke.