The fire started in the workshop of the company. The flames spread very quickly, which meant that the fire brigade had no other option than to have the company with an area of 7,000 square meters burned out in a controlled manner.
The business manager of the company, Xavier Deprez, was alarmed by the burglar alarm. He reacts very excited. “I am two months into my retirement, you see your life’s work go up in flames.”
The fire makes twenty people technically unemployed. There were no injuries, but because the smoke could be very dangerous, the fire brigade asks the residents of Roeselare and Izegem to keep windows and doors closed for the time being.