Firefighters in Reykjavík were sent to Korpúlfsstaðavegur to extinguish a brush fire out of hand earlier this morning.
It remains to be seen what started the fire, but the damp moisture in the ground meant that a large cloud of smoke covered the area.
According to the fire brigade, they received a phone call shortly before eight o’clock that their reaction was to send two forces out to deal with the situation with help from Hafnarfjarðarbær soon after.
The fire itself did not spread to any houses in the vicinity, but all residents living in Víkurhverfi have been advised to keep their windows closed until the smoke has cleared.
The fire chief claims the fire did not damage the nearby golf course. The firefighters managed to contain the fire on the north side of Korpúlfsstaðir and east of Korpúlfsstaðavegur, in front of Bakkastaðir.
The fire brigade was already dealing with another incident in Úlfarsárdalur. There, pizza had burned in an oven near Friggjarbrunnur and the apartment had to be extinguished.
From 9:20 this morning, firefighters have responded to the fire and traffic has been reopened in the area.
Source: The Nordic Page