Only the foundation remains.

Grímsey Church Destroyed by Fire

22 Sep The church on Grímsey island, 40 km (25 mi) off the north coast of Iceland, was destroyed by fire last night.

From the scene of the car fire.

Narrow Escape from Burning Car

6 Sep Two Romanians escaped without injury from their burning car late Saturday night on Kleifaheiði mountain, near Patreksfjörður fjord, the West Fjords.

From Heiðmörk, where wildfires consumed 56 hectares of land earlier this week.

Risk of Wildfires in Large Part of Iceland

7 May Due to the risk of wildfires, the national police commissioner, in consultation with the chiefs of police and heads of fire departments in West Iceland, the capital area, on the Reykjanes peninsula and in South Iceland, has declared a phase of uncertainty.

Wildfire Consumes Forested Land Near Reykjavík

5 May About 80 firefighters in the capital area fought a wildfire in Heiðmörk, the municipal conservation area of Reykjavík, yesterday afternoon and into the early morning hours.

From the scene of the fire.

Fire Destroys House in Breiðholt, Reykjavík

25 Jan 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.

Firefighters at work in Akureyri, North Iceland.

Unusually Many Fire Victims in Iceland This Year

20 Oct 2020 A total of six people have lost their lives in fires in Iceland this year – the highest number this decade.

Three people died in the fire.

House Fire Investigation Continues

29 Jul 2020 More than 20 witnesses have been questioned with regard to the June 25 Reykjavík house fire at Bræðraborgarstígur 1, in which three people lost their lives, mbl.is reports.

Flowers were laid in front of the ruins of Bræðraborgarstígur 1.

Seeking Solutions to Prevent Another Tragedy

1 Jul 2020 “This is such a stain on our society, and we must unite to eliminate it.”

The house on Bræðraborgarstígur 1, where three people lost their lives on Thursday.

Many Workers’ Housing Conditions Are ‘Very Dangerous’

30 Jun 2020 Thousands of workers in Iceland, most of them foreign, are believed to be provided with housing by their employers.

Flowers in front of the ruins.

Gathering Mourns Fire Victims and Demands Safe Housing

29 Jun 2020 Hundreds of people gathered on Austurvöllur square at noon yesterday to pay their respects to the victims of a house fire in Reykjavík Thursday, in which three foreign workers lost their lives.

Fire fighters at work yesterday.

Labor Leaders Call for Thorough Investigation

26 Jun 2020 Mbl.is reports that the house at Bræðraborgarstígur 1, Reykjavík, destroyed in a fire yesterday in which three people lost their lives, was registered as the permanent residence of 73 people.

House Fire in Reykjavík Leaves Three People Dead

26 Jun 2020 Three people are dead and two are in intensive care after fire erupted in a house on the corner of Vesturgata and Bræðraborgarstígur, Reykjavík, yesterday afternoon

Man Escapes Cabin Fire at Þingvellir

4 Jun 2020 A cabin on the east side of Þingvallavatn lake, near Þingvellir National Park, was destroyed by fire last night.

A black plume of smoke billows from the freezing plant.

Fire in Freezing Plant on Hrísey Island

28 May 2020 Firefighters in North Iceland are battling a large fire in a freezing plant on Hrísey Island in Eyjafjörður fjord.

Man Rescued from Fire in Akureyri Dies

22 May 2020 The man rescued from a burning house in Akureyri the night before last has died.

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