Nearly 6,000 m2 of food products went up in smoke on Friday around 5:30 p.m. in a warehouse located in the town of Bondues, in the North, report The voice of the North. 60 firefighters were sent to the scene to try to put out the fire which was still not under control at 9 p.m., according to BFMTV who contacted the North Prefecture.
#Intervention Fire in a warehouse in progress in the town of #Bondues : Richard Smith, Chief of Staff to the Prefect of #North, is on site alongside the teams @Sdis59 mobilized to contain the fire. pic.twitter.com/mJcoc7paNU
– Prefect of the Hauts-de-France and Northern region (@ prefet59) July 23, 2021
“No injuries are to be deplored at this stage”, for his part Tweeted the Minister of the Interior Gerald Darmanin.
According to information from France Blue, “The building belongs to the Vandenbulcke establishments, a food wholesaler specializing in particular in bakery products”. The radio adds that “The plume of smoke is visible for miles around in the Lille metropolis”, as shown in this video by Sullyvan Massy, employee of the Cambrai town hall.
– Sullyvan Massy (@sullyvanmassy) July 23, 2021
If the origin of this fire is still unknown, it leaves, according to La Voix du Nord, a hundred employees technically unemployed.