March 24, 2023

A major fire broke out this Wednesday, January 25 in the morning in a carpentry in Bierne, near Dunkirk (North), without causing any casualties. Sixty firefighters were mobilized.

This Wednesday, January 25, around 4:30 a.m., an important fire declared itself in an 8,500 m2 warehouse located in Bierne, near Dunkirk (North). According to the prefecture and the gendarmes of the city, no victim is to be deplored. “There is no risk of toxic smoke, it’s burning wood,” the city’s sub-prefect, Hervé Tourmente, told AFP.

Sixty firefighters, equipped with nine lances, were mobilized to fight the fire, which was contained at 8:25 a.m., and to protect the administrative premises and the tools of this burnt carpentry, said the prefecture.

On her Facebook account, gendarmerie said school buses could not exit the depot and advised residents to avoid the area.

“Of the 8,500 m2, 6,000 m2 were completely destroyed. Our priority was to save the machine tool at 3 million euros. It’s done”, indicated the commander of the relief operations, questioned by the Voice of the North.

For the time being, the carpentry management has not yet communicated on the economic consequences of this fire.

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