RECONSTRUCTION OF THE FIRE IN “DE HEMEL” IN VOLENDAM, NEW YEARS EVE 2000/2001
A tragic fire took place in the first hour of Jan 1st 2001, at a New Years Eve party in the café “de Hemel” in Volendam, The Netherlands. The fire started when dry fir branches which decorated the ceiling of the café were unintentionally ignited. The fire spread quickly over the entire room and 14 teenagers lost their lives. A further 200 suffered serious burns…………….