About: De Punt fire

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On May 9, 2008, three Dutch firefighters lost their lives tackling a blaze at a large commercial building situated in a shipyard in the village of De Punt in the Dutch province of Drenthe. The firefighters, Anne Kregel, Raymond Soyer and Egbert Ubels entered the building not knowing that a layer of highly combustible smoke and gas had built up under the roof. This ignited, resulting in a sudden spread of the fire accompanied by a major explosion that resulted in their deaths.

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  • On May 9, 2008, three Dutch firefighters lost their lives tackling a blaze at a large commercial building situated in a shipyard in the village of De Punt in the Dutch province of Drenthe. The firefighters, Anne Kregel, Raymond Soyer and Egbert Ubels entered the building not knowing that a layer of highly combustible smoke and gas had built up under the roof. This ignited, resulting in a sudden spread of the fire accompanied by a major explosion that resulted in their deaths. (en)
  • Op 9 mei 2008 vond in een scheepswerf in de Drentse plaats De Punt een zeer grote brand plaats, waarbij drie brandweermannen om het leven kwamen. Deze brand is achteraf uitgebreid onderzocht en heeft een omslag in het denken van de brandweer teweeggebracht als het aankomt op brandbestrijding in industriële gebouwen. (nl)
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  • “The Committee of Inquiry concludes that during the first minutes the polyurethane from the roof construction was the main fuel for the fire.” (en)
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  • NVBR independent inquiry conclusion on the De Punt fire. (en)
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  • On May 9, 2008, three Dutch firefighters lost their lives tackling a blaze at a large commercial building situated in a shipyard in the village of De Punt in the Dutch province of Drenthe. The firefighters, Anne Kregel, Raymond Soyer and Egbert Ubels entered the building not knowing that a layer of highly combustible smoke and gas had built up under the roof. This ignited, resulting in a sudden spread of the fire accompanied by a major explosion that resulted in their deaths. (en)
  • Op 9 mei 2008 vond in een scheepswerf in de Drentse plaats De Punt een zeer grote brand plaats, waarbij drie brandweermannen om het leven kwamen. Deze brand is achteraf uitgebreid onderzocht en heeft een omslag in het denken van de brandweer teweeggebracht als het aankomt op brandbestrijding in industriële gebouwen. (nl)
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  • De Punt fire (en)
  • Brand De Punt 9 mei 2008 (nl)
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