Fire has destroyed part of a small Norwegian village listed by Unesco as a World Heritage site. Laerdalsoyri, 300km north of Oslo in the west of the country, has a population of 1,150. Around 30 buildings have been destroyed but no fatalities have been recorded.
The village is a popular tourist attraction because of its 18th- and 19th-century wooden houses and stave church. The cause of the fire is unclear but flames have been fanned by strong winds. Local people have joined in attempts to quench the inferno, and fire-fighting helicopters are expected.