Tom Cruise film crew helps after fire breaks out in Norway residential building

Tom Cruise film crew helps after fire breaks out in Norway residential building
Filming of the Tom Cruise movie in Norway in September 2020. Photo: AFP
Film crew working on a new Tom Cruise movie in Norway offered assistance when a serious fire broke out in a nearby residential area.

The fire, in a residential building in Åndalsnes on Thursday morning, resulted in 34 evacuations and 37 people have been left unable to return to their homes, newspaper VG reports.

Three people received light burns or smoke-related injuries, police in Møre og Romsdal county told VG.

According to broadcaster NRK’s report of the fire, the building is home to refugees. Most were at work, school or in childcare at the time the fire broke out. Twelve apartments were affected.

The cause of the fire is so far unknown. Police are to investigate the scene with the help of forensic technicians, NRK writes.

A large film crew has been present in the area for some time to work on filming for the seventh instalment in Tom Cruise movie series Mission: Impossible.

The fire broke out next to the area where the crew is based and several members helped with the rescue work, according to VG’s report.

“They are staying on the other side of the railway and stormed over and helped out in the initial stages. We are hugely grateful for it,” Roar Mordal Hilde, leader of the local police department in the Rauma and Vestnes municipalities, told the newspaper.

“We are happy that volunteers reacted in this way,” he added.

Rauma Municipality has initiated an emergency response and shelter for the evacuated people, as well as a psychosocial team to follow up with those affected.

VG writes that it has so far been unable to contact a spokesperson from the film team.

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