By Manon Loubet
updated on 15 Aug 21 at 7:50
On the night of Saturday August 14 to Sunday August 15, 2021, around 11:30 p.m., a fire was triggered in theSeveso Saipol plant, in Grand-Couronne, near Rouen (Seine-Maritime).
“The emergency services are confronted with an outbreak of fire on a conveyor transporting cereals at a height of 15 meters in the preparation workshop, with the start of propagation on the roof of the building,” said the Departmental Fire and Rescue Service at around 1:15 a.m. . The building’s automatic extinguishing system is activated, and the fire is being extinguished by company security personnel using armed fire valves. “
No injuries are to be deplored
Two intervention sectors have been set up by the firefighters: a fire sector and a support sector for responders. At 1:15 am, the firefighters indicated a “finalization of the extinction” and a “census of company personnel”. According to a provisional assessment, no injuries are to be deplored.
28 firefighters and 14 devices went to the site. The intervention ended around 3:30 a.m. “Only the preparation workshop will remain temporarily stopped, no layoff is to be expected”, specify the relief.
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