Jeanne Polderman, manager of restaurant De Drentsche Aa in Schipborg, also made an annoying discovery this morning. Two umbrellas in a plastic cover in the restaurant were also lit. But this time no fire broke out, the fabric of the umbrellas just smoldering. This did cause smoke in the restaurant, there is soot damage everywhere.
The police are considering arson and are investigating whether the fires are related.
The fire at camping De Vledders and De Groene Valk is the second and third fire at a camping site in North Drenthe in two days. Yesterday an outbuilding at camping De Schaopvolte in Eext went up in flames.