A possible fire on a cargo ship at the Waalhaven in Rotterdam caused considerable smoke development on Saturday afternoon, a spokesperson for the Rijnmond Safety Region reported to NU.nl. One person was checked by ambulance personnel for smoke inhalation.

The fire started around 4 p.m. The fire brigade is currently on board the ship with the port service. There they are engaged in research.

The spokesperson is not yet able to say what exactly is on fire and how big the fire is. The security region will release more information later.

Due to the smoke development, an NL-Alert was sent out on Saturday afternoon. People in the vicinity of the Waalhaven are called upon to close holds and doors and to turn off the ventilation.

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