6 January 2017
Police did not reveal what led them to suspect arson. Photo: Heiko Junge / NTB scanpix
Police suspect that a fire at an asylum centre in Gibostad in Troms county in the early morning hours of Thursday was arson.
The fire broke out in a wing of the building that is not part of the asylum centre itself, but 28 unaccompanied minor asylum seekers and two of the centre’s employees had to be evacuated.
No one was injured in the fire.
Police said in a statement on Friday that investigators suspect the fire was deliberately set.