The Latest: Asylum centre in Norway catches fire; all safe, police will not speculate on cause

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Norwegian news agency NTB says 162 asylum-seekers have been evacuated after a refugee shelter in southern Norway caught on fire.

No one was injured in the blaze, which started just before 2 a.m. Wednesday in Hemsedal. NTB says the kitchen and administrative section of the facility burned to the ground.

Police said it was too early to speculate on the cause.

 

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