Probe begins in Danish fireworks blaze

KOLDING, Denmark, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Authorities in Denmark are trying to determine what caused a deadly fire at a fireworks factory.

The series of explosions and fires left one firefighter dead and damaged 350 buildings around the N.P. Johnsens factory in Kolding, the BBC reports. About 2,000 residents were evacuated from the area.


"It looks like a moon landscape, this looks worse than the many war zones I have seen," Defence Minister Soeren Gade told the BBC when he visited the area.

Some residents were able to return home Friday as explosives experts continued to examine the remains of the factory.

Authorities said that the company may have been storing more explosives than the permitted amount at the factory.

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