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KjetilB 424958 381 Case helping out at fire in Norweigan hotel either
Case helping out at fire in Norweigan hotel
A fire in the over 100 years old Dombaas hotel in Norway started the 19. of may 2007, and local contractors and farmers helped the fire department with their equippement. totally there was 5 or 6 tractors with manure spreaders like the one on the picture. they also had a milk-truck to bring them water.
The pictures are taken of a old friend of mine, who sent them to several newspapers. The fire started at daytime, and no people was hurt, but the building burned down :-(
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on this picture You can see the rear end of the milk-truck
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The Case and a mobile crane
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The Case
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This is what's left of ...............
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..... this :-(
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I don't see many fire fighters on the picture only the Case. It looks nice but this way of spraying water helps nothing. It's not easy to say in English now, but when you will do some good work on fire fighting you must spray the water from above into the building.
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Johan: This pictures are from a rather small place in Norway, and this building was one of the largest buildings in this place. So the fire department don't have much equippement to fight against a fire of this size. The reason that You don't see many fire fighters on the pictures from this side of the building, is that they fought against the flames on the other side of the hotel, and they gave up saving the old part. On the back side there is a another, newer part of the hotel, that they tried to save, and the managed to do that. You can see that part on a picture above .. A red building.
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sure made a mess:-[ like many historic bouldings that burn down they cannot be replaced:-(
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There is that same problem in small towns here kjetilB (most only have local volunteer fire brigades, with limited gear), such a shame to see historic buildings like this destroyed.
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When is happend this? What you've say about that smaller places has not enough equipment is true. The same thing is here. The local goverment here will closed some fire deparments and one of them is the one in my village. My father was a fire fighter for 26 years from 1968 to 1994 but he is stopped because he was getting sick of the politic's with there money talk and rules. Here they are all full volunteer fire brigades, so how it could be happend that there are to expensive?
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Hi Johan, this seems to be the same anywhere. We have the same problems. Our fire brigades are volunteer, too, but politics demand such expensive equipment to maintain a fire brigade that municipalities have to close them or work together with adjoinig municipalities. :-[
I wonder when insurances will notice that this becomes a problem.
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That's the problem with wood, when the fire is started it's not easy to stop it. And also the lack on firebrigades won't help either... It was a nice building, very bad that it's burnt down to the ground :-(
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Not always Ziko that you can't stop it. That's just the way of how fast the fire brigade arrived and with wich equipment they can work. For fires on wooden buildings it's just the job to get so much water on it as you can, right from the first time. And when you have a roof from straw (riet of hoe schrijf je dat in het engels) it's the job to blow it away with lotses of water. There are many fire departments not only volunteer who are to scared to put so much water on it as the can or the will spray water from a to far distance and not on the right place.
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You're right with that Johan, but when the building was from stone I think more was left of it.
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The fire brigade in this place is only volunteer. And the equippement are not enough for a fire in a building of this size. It was said that the fire started by the chimney(?) right under the roof, where there was no one to see it before the alarm went off .... and in a over 100 years old building of wood, it's far to late when the alarm goes off. Very strong wind at the moment also made it impossible to get control over the fire.
And yes, very much history was destroyed in the fire, and because this is a small village with not many other nice, big buildings, this hotel was used at weddings, funerals, parties and everything else that required a large good looking building, many, myself included, have strong and good memories from this hotel.
The hotel was ment to celebrate its 90 years "birthday" from 1. to 3. of june, but I think those plans are changed now
:-( .... Sorry for my english ...
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To kjetilB: Very interesting additional informations and no need to apologize for your very good English. :-)
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MB track: thanks :-)
Somebody can say that these pics are not farm related, but from my point of view, it shows what farmers and contractors in small places must do in situations like this ... these people added water from 4pm to 4.30am this time, and the police said, on national TV, that the contractors and farmers equippement and help was very important. I think the owners of the tractors was happy for this comment from the police, because in the tabloid newspapers website-forum, people in bigger cities wrote things like this: "HAHA. This is the country.... stupid farmers fight fire with manure" .... and so on :-\
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