The New Year has already begun in the first countries. In the Netherlands, New Year's Eve seems to be going quietly in the big cities so far. This is evidenced by the tour undertaken by NU.nl in the municipalities of Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam.
A spokesman for The Hague police says: “We currently have no major incidents.” The police are monitoring the situation closely. “We're constantly looking at what the picture looks like.”
The Amsterdam Fire Brigade had to respond to a fire that broke out in an apartment in the southeast area of Amsterdam on Sunday morning. There were also a few container fires.
“So far I have not seen any major accidents,” says a spokesman for the Amsterdam-Amsteland Safety Zone. But according to her, the situation cannot yet be described as “calm.”
It is not known if the incidents were related to fireworks
It is not known whether the incidents that occurred earlier Sunday were related to fireworks. The safety zones will provide an “aerial view” of New Year's Day on Monday.
Things seem quiet in Rotterdam so far. In any case, the official spokesman on duty has not yet received any phone calls proving otherwise.
The Utrecht police did not want to respond to NU.nl's questions.
Street fires in Groningen and Drenthe
In Drenthe and Groningen, fires broke out in the streets of Assen, Hogesand and the city of Groningen. “The fire brigade is busy putting out all kinds of piles of waste, Christmas trees, objects and other flammable materials,” she wrote. Dagblad van het Noorden On his live blog.
The fire brigade is also busy putting out fires in Gelderland. Reports stated that firefighters were quickly able to control the fire in Till Guilderlander. In Arnhem and the surrounding area, this mainly concerns small container fires.
In Friesland, the fire brigade also has to respond to small fires in several places, he writes Omrup Friesland. On Sunday afternoon, a log on a playground and a pile of trash containing at least one old chair caught fire in Snake.
In Zealand, the fire brigade had to respond on Sunday afternoon BZC It has been recalled several times for burning tires.
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