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Sunday, 19 January 2014 - 15:43
Blaze threatens historic wood village in Laerdal Norway
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A large number of people have been evacuated from a heritage village in southern Norway as a raging fire threatens its unique wooden buildings.

Flames spread rapidly after the fire began overnight in a house in Laerdalsoyri, a village of 1,150 people in Laerdal, on Sognefjord fjord.

At least 52 people received hospital treatment but no deaths were reported.
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