Police investigations into a fire which gutted the Freedom Museum in
Copenhagen on Saturday night have revealed that the fire was an act of arson.
The head of the police investigation Bertel Hejlesen says that the fire was
started in two places.
“The two sources of the fire are some way away from each other. Fires were
simply lit in two places,” Hejlesen tells Ritzau.
The Freedom Museum documents Denmark’s occupation during World War II.
Although the fire gutted the wooden building, quick work by the fire and
rescue authorities saved all of the contents of the museum intact.
According to Ekstra Bladet some sort of fuel was used to light fires in both
places – one by a mobile lavatory placed against the building and the other
on the terrace leading to the museum café.
“There are about 10 metres between the two places and the fire took hold of
the wooden façade of the building.
Copenhagen Police are calling for information from members of the public who
may have seen or heard anything in the vicinity of the museum on Saturday
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