Enormous devastation after fire Heerhugowaard: “Dozens of cars destroyed”

A gigantic fire at the Van Dijk garage in the Nijverheidsstraat keeps Heerhugowaard under its spell tonight. The fire brigade tried to extinguish the fire for at least three hours, but the entire building was completely burned out due to the enormous wind and smoke development. Today, local residents came to look at the devastation. “It’s terrible. When I see it like this, it looks like a war zone.”

The fire left behind gigantic devastation. In addition to the professional garage, the building of the neighbors, Carrosseriebedrijf Arie Ligthart, was also severely damaged. Remarkably, the surrounding buildings were spared, ‘except for some stench and smoke damage’, says an entrepreneur from an adjacent building.

In addition, at least dozens of cars were not spared. This also applies to the car of Rosa (23) from Heerhugowaard. “Yesterday I received a call that I could pick up my car, but then I had to work. We made an appointment for 9 a.m. this morning. And now it looks like this.” Rosa had saved for the car for a long time and was able to pay for the car with the help of her parents. “I had only taken it for a test drive. Today I was going to use it for the first time, but it was nothing more than a test drive,” says Rosa.