Fire Destroys House in Breiðholt, Reykjavík

From the scene of the fire.

From the scene of the fire. mbl.is/Árni Sæberg

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All available capital area firefighters were called out at 6:40 am after fire erupted in a single family home on Kaldasel street in the Breiðholt neighborhood in Reykjavík, mbl.is reports. No one was injured. A man, who was inside the house when the fire erupted, managed to escape the flames.

mbl.is/Árni Sæberg

Residents of nearby houses were asked to close their windows and turn up the heat in their houses, due to smoke billowing from the fire. Some streets were closed while firefighters battled the fire.

Firefighter are still at work, mbl.is reports, putting out fire in the roof of the house. The source of the fire is unknown. The house is thought to be completely destroyed.

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