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Big fire at Åstringagården

A big fire broke out at Åstringagården shortly after midnight on Sunday morning.The emergrncy services managed to save the oldest part, which dates back to the 17th century.
Knislinge • Publicerad 30 augusti 2021
Åstringagården from the 17th century in flames in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Åstringagården from the 17th century in flames in the early hours of Sunday morning.Foto: jens christian

Around 20 people from the emergency services in Broby, Sibbhult and Kristianstadworked to fight the fire.

When the emergency services reached Åstringagården around midnight the fire was fully developed.
When the emergency services reached Åstringagården around midnight the fire was fully developed.Foto: jens christian
”A lot of people come here and want to talk about old memories”
Paulina Norup, chairman of the scouts

Micael Svensson, duty officer at the emergency service, tells us on Sunday morning that a large part of Åstringagården has been saved.

– One building has burned down to the ground. The farm is built in the shape of a T, and it is the ”leg” that has burnt. But that part was already on fire when we arrived.

No activities were reported from the farm late on Saturday evening, and no-one has come to harm.

A lot of people come to the place and want to talk about old memories. The whole annexe is completely burned down.
A lot of people come to the place and want to talk about old memories. The whole annexe is completely burned down.Foto: Simon Rehnström
Åstringagården dates back to the 17th century. Parts of it are said to be completely original. It is listed as a historic building. It is up to the municipality to decide whether the farm is to be rebuilt or not.
Åstringagården dates back to the 17th century. Parts of it are said to be completely original. It is listed as a historic building. It is up to the municipality to decide whether the farm is to be rebuilt or not.Foto: Simon Rehnström

The police have made a report on damage by fire. The site of the fire has been cordoned off, a technical examination will be made.

Åstringagården dates back to the 17th century. Parts of it are said to be completely original. It is listed as a historic building.

Midsummer celebrations have been arranged here for many years. During the night between Saturday and Sunday a number of people are said to have come to the site of the fire.

”A lot of people come here and want to talk about old memories”, says Paulina Norup, chairman of the scouts.
”A lot of people come here and want to talk about old memories”, says Paulina Norup, chairman of the scouts.Foto: Simon Rehnström
The police have made a report on damage by fire. The site of the fire has been cordoned off, a technical examination will be made.
The police have made a report on damage by fire. The site of the fire has been cordoned off, a technical examination will be made.Foto: Simon Rehnström

Åstringagården is owned by the municiåality, but is rented by SMU Scouterna in Knislinge.

– We sometimes have scouting activities there, and the local church. for example we have services there,says Paulina Norup, chairman of the scouts.

She thinks the emergency services did a fantastic job in saving large parts of the building.

It is up to the municipality to decide whether the farm is to be rebuilt or not.

– But I hope it will be, so that it can once again be a meeting-place for the people of Knislinge.

– A lot of people come here and want to talk about old memories.

In the summer the tradition of celebrating Midsummer at Åstringagården could at last be taken up again. (archive image)
In the summer the tradition of celebrating Midsummer at Åstringagården could at last be taken up again. (archive image)Foto: Simon Rehnström
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