At least 25 people were injured in a fire at an apartment complex in Anderlecht, Belgium, near Brussels. Three of them are seriously injured. Include the MELDT GARDEN that four of the injured are firefighters.
Firefighters received the report around 3 a.m., it is not yet clear what caused the blaze.
“On arrival, this building was on fire,” a spokesperson for the Brussels fire brigade told the Flemish channel. “Evacuations were already underway and we carried out several rescues ourselves.”
The injured were taken to hospital. The three seriously injured people inhaled too much smoke and one of them has severe burns, firefighters report to VRT. The number of injured could possibly increase, according to firefighters The last news.
The fire is still raging in the four-story building, but firefighters say it cannot get worse. “At the moment there is still a lot of extinction, as the house also has a hard-to-reach extension. The fire is now as good as subdued and cannot spread.”
The surrounding houses were evacuated. Firefighters are also asking everyone who lives in the area to stay indoors and keep their windows and doors closed.