Big Fire in Landfill with Poisonous Smoke


October 2009


The fire in the seasonal waste dump in Toelt in Fredensborg municipality in October 2009 lasted more than a week. Handling the fire required significant resources and many players were involved. The fire developed along the way from a small fire to a big one and more complex event that required interdisciplinary collaboration, leadership, coordination and communication.


During the fire, ARGOS was used to assist estimation of which houses to evacuate in the immediate proximity of the site, and the potential evacuation of the nearby city.





ARGOS prognosis of waste deposition fire