Fire at the Frihamnen port in Malmö

A fire broke out on Wednesday morning in the inner landfill section of the Frihamnen port in Malmö.

“A fire started in a tractor-trailer, which then spread to the actual trailer,” Anders Cederhag, Project Manager at CMP’s Construction and Infrastructure Department, says.

The fire brigade turned up quickly and put out the fire. At this stage all that remained of the tractor-trailer and trailer was the chassis. It is not yet clear what caused the fire, although it could be due to an electrical fault.

The fire was intensive and generated a lot of smoke but no humans were injured. The smell spread across parts of the port area and the West Harbour.

“There were a lot of plastic items in the trailer, hence the smell”, Anders Cederhag explains.

“The key task for us now is to remove the water used to put out the fire,” he adds. “We are working intensively on this at the moment to ensure that the contaminated water doesn’t end up in the sea.”
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