Huge Fire in Reykjavík Business Area

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Huge Fire in Reykjavík Business Area

By Zoë Robert
Fire in Skeifan are of Reykjavík

Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

A huge fire broke out in the Reykjavík business district of Skeifan last night. 

Fire in Skeifan area of Reykjavík

The fire seen from a nearby residential area. Photos: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review. 

The fire started in the dry cleaners Fönn but quickly spread to neighboring businesses.

Seventy firefighters worked to contain the fire, which is thought to be the largest in Iceland since 1989, ruv.is reports. A fire also broke out in Fönn in 2008. 

Fire in Skeifan area of Reykjavík

Twelve firefighters were still at the scene at 9 am this morning, 12 hours after the fire broke out.

No injuries have been reported.

Videos and more images of the fire can be viewed here

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