Yesterday afternoon, the currently-under-construction music hall Harpa caught fire.
According to Vísir, witnesses claim to have seen black smoke rising from the building which lies along the harbour. All fire stations in the capital sent trucks to the scene; the fire brigade later confirming that there was a fire.
Just moments after witnesses noticed the disruption, the fire was quickly put out. The fire chief states that it originated in the building’s main lobby, and firemen are currently tearing down any damage caused as well as making sure there aren’t any small hidden fires.
The cause of the fire is still unclear.
Photo courtesy of Vísir