By Murielle Bouchard
updated Oct 1, 23 at 0:33
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UPDATE, Saturday September 30 at 12:08 a.m. The mayor of Rouen, Nicolas Mayer Rossignol, confirms 76actu thata second tower collapsed (editor’s note 30 minutes before, he had indicated that a first engulfed in flames had collapsed).
And to specify that “no other is affected”. According to the account X/Twitterfrom the Pompiers de France, it is indicated that 120 firefighters are involved in this fire which started at 6 p.m. Saturday September 30, on the left bank in Rouen.
Still according to the mayor of Rouen, “at this time, the fire seems contained and the risk of spread has been eliminated, even if we still have to remain very careful.”
UPDATE, Saturday September 30 at 9:55 p.m.
Firefighters are still on site. THE plume of smoke is very impressive. The Astuce network announced that due to this fire, “delays or changes to the route may be expected”.
The mayor of Rouen, Nicolas Mayer Rossignol via X (Twitter) said around 8 p.m.: “ No casualties at this stage. Investigations into the origin of the fire and the possible human presence in progress. If possible, avoid the area. »
Video. The impressive plume of smoke linked to the fire
Saturday September 30, 2023, many Internet users wondered about the thick smoke visible from afar in Rouen.
Around 6 p.m. in fact, the firefighters were called to the Pépinières building in the Saint-Julien district. According to the first elements of the call, an apartment fire was noted in one of the disused buildings “and probably squatted”.
“Several fires broke out on the floors”
On their arrival, firefighters noted “Several fires breaking out on the floors”, indicates the Fire and Rescue Operational Center.
Given the extent of the disaster, 15 engines and 56 firefighters initially went there. A security perimeter has been set up.
Around 7:30 p.m., firefighters were still extinguishing the fire and carrying out reconnaissance on the different floors “to ensure there were no victims”.
They also advised the population to avoid the area.
Another fire in a glass and steel building
Thursday September 7, a fire had already broken out in a glass and steel building in Rouen in a building on rue Jean-Philippe-Rameau, in Hauts de Rouen.
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