Two catering establishments in the center of Drentse Hoogeveen were destroyed in the night from Saturday to Sunday after a very large fire. RTV Drenthe reports this on Sunday.

The fire started in Grillroom La Bomba on the main street. Moments later, the flames spread to the adjacent building, a café.

The Safety Region reports to RTV Drenthe that the fire will no longer spread. However, the fire brigade is still working on extinguishing work.

Due to the smoke development, an NL alert was sent out in the early morning. The Security Region asks people who are bothered by the smoke to close windows and doors. It is not yet known exactly how the fire started.