Swedish asylum centre set on fire
- 17.10.2016, 13:55,
- Accident » Accident. Main
Thirty seven residents have been evacuated from an asylum centre engulfed in fire amid arson suspicion, DW.
Police investigations are underway into a fire at an asylum home. Local media reports said there had been attempts a day earlier to set the building on fire when oil canisters were found left in an oven.
Investigators said there were no suspects at present and that they were unaware about any threats against the asylum centre.
"We will now see if anybody in the area may have seen something," Sven-Erik Olsson at the Stockholm police's central dispatch unit said.
"The technical investigation of the scene will begin tomorrow."
At least 37 people were evacuated from the facility, which sustained considerable damage during the blaze. The alarm reportedly came during a routine police patrol.