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Manor house damaged in Jyväskylä fire

By : YLE|Updated: 2011-11-21

A fire caused significant damage at a large, historically significant wooden house in central Jyväskylä, Central Finland in the early hours of Sunday. Police suspect the fire was started deliberately.

The 70-year-old Jyvälä manor house functions as an adult education college and a private daycare centre. The fire service is not yet aware of any injuries in the fire.

Fire services were aerted to the blaze by a taxi driver at around 3:30am on Sunday morning. The fire was so intense that some parts of the building collapsed. An archive library, a grand piano and dozens of national costumes were destroyed in the fire.

Apparently other fires were started in the vicinity immediately before the manor house went up in flames.

Source: YLE