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Mountain cottage at southernmost tip of the island of Borðoy burns to the ground

A mountain cottage at the southernmost tip of the island of Borðoy last night burned to the ground, report several Faroese news outlets.

Thankfully, no people were harmed in the fire. writes that a few young men had been in the cottage until Saturday afternoon, after which the cottage stood empty.

The cottage, which was built in 2014, was used by shepherds to shelter.

The cause of the fire remains unknown.

Klaksvík marshall Karl Johansen states to Faroese news webpage that ”there was no electricity in the house,” adding ”that there was a gas cooker in the house.”

The gas cooker had, however, been turned off by 3.30 p.m. on Saturday.

Karl Johansen alleges that it will be very difficult to investigate the cause of the fire as everything has been burned to the ground.

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