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Refused to get off the ice after orders from the fire department

Sunday afternoon caught the fire brigade out to a lake outside Bergen, where a family of four stood on the skates.

According to the fire department was not the ice is safe enough, and they were recommended to go by.

When they met resistance.

Not safe enough

the Family had taken their own measuring equipment to a junction on the island of Askøy, and checked the thickness on the morning. When they had measured nine centimeters thick ice at its thinnest point, and regarded this as safe.

But this is not good enough, according to the fire department. They believe the ice must be thicker to be able to travel completely safe.

"(...) and do not want to comply with orders to leave the ice. Fire departments discourage this in the strongest!" wrote the 110-centre of Hordaland on Twitter.

We drove out and recommended them to get off the ice, " says Paul Hansen, fire chief in the island of Askøy fire and rescue.

one of the adults thought anyway that the ice was thick enough, and told Bergens Tidende that it would be endured "both man and horse".

They must have margins

Hansen believes it sends the wrong signals when the ice is not thick enough for more.

there Is one it may perhaps be safe. But there is something about it that when one is outside, so it attracts attention. It is the police would rather not have, " says Hansen.

one of the adults told the newspaper that there should be room for exceptions:

- If they should put a sign so that all will go out, so they must have margins. Turskøytere goes all the way down to four centimeters.

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In Askøy municipality is the border of 15 centimeters.

Can not refuse people

Hansen says that it is rare people do not do that the fire department recommends, however, that they do not have the authority to refuse.

Thus, he believed that was recommended to go by the fact that it was completely wrong, but that it was nice they took the contact.

They could not know that we had checked the ice. It was probably just to fit in, and certainly not anything bad meant, he said to the newspaper.

According to Hansen went the fire brigade from the site, and the family was again on the ice.

Warned of the unsure ice

the Oslo fire - and redningsetat warned in november against unsafe ice. According to the translation, Roy Erling Karlsøen, this was because of the temperature differences, which may happen in the future.

He recommends people to check to look at the map that tells where the ice is dangerous.

- It updates regularly where it is pleasant and friendly and where it is scary to go, " he says.

Carries well on the seven centimeters

the Incident at the island of Askøy don't want Karlsøen comment, but he agrees in the recommendation of 15 centimeters.

- Then you are very back. Then you can go two feet to the side and then it is not 15 centimeters longer, so it is difficult to say, " he says.

According to the can stålis carry a man all the way down to five centimeters, and that it bears well on seven. If you are a group out on the ice, it must be thicker than this, or so one must have a good distance recommended on the web page.

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