Stockholm Firefighters Struggle as Fire Engulfs Royal Institute of Arts

Stockholm Firefighters Struggle as Fire Engulfs Royal Institute of Arts



On Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2016, Stockholm firefighters were struggling to douse the fire that had engulfed the Royal Institute of Arts, in Sweden. A large cloud of smoke accumulated in the center of the Swedish capital.

Earlier, the Stockholm firefighters responded to a fire that had engulfed the building of the Royal Institute of Arts. The flames of the fire had raced through the loft and the roof of the structure. As a result, the smoke generated from the blaze spread all across the city center. Dozens of firefighters could be seen working tirelessly in order to calm down the flames. The cause of the fire is still not clear.

The incident took place at the Royal Institute of Arts which is on Skeppsholmen Island near downtown Stockholm. It was established in 1735 as an institute for higher education in arts. The courses offered by the institute include post-graduate, graduate, and undergraduate studies in architecture and fine arts. Until 1978, it was part of the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts, which is a promoter of sculpting, painting, and building among others.

The incident took place on Wednesday in Stockholm, Sweden, and no injuries have been reported.

Written by Abdullah Sultan Usmani
Edited by Cathy Milne


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