Loire Atlantique. After house fire in the middle of the night, family “still in shock”

Loire Atlantique. After house fire in the middle of the night, family “still in shock”
Loire Atlantique. After house fire in the middle of the night, family “still in shock”

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Vincent Malboeuf

Published on May 10, 2024 at 6:28 p.m.

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Two days later, the charred rubble still litters the sidewalk in front of the house. Fire stigmata which destroyed the roof and the first floor of this 500 m2 residence2in Gétigné, avenue Xavier Rineau, at the gates of Clisson (Loire Atlantique).


During the night of Tuesday May 7 to Wednesday May 8

The events took place on the night of Tuesday May 7 to Wednesday May 8. The alert was given around 2:30 a.m. When emergency services arrived, the roof of the house was already totally on fire and required the deployment of four fire hoses, one of which was on an aerial ladder.

The 17 firefighters from Sdis 44 then carried out operations to clear and secure the site, with surveillance rounds at the end of the day. The fire would have broken out in the attic which were the subject of work.

No victim, but a big scare

Although there were no victims to report, the family experienced a big scare. Two days later, she was “still in shock”, reports the mayor of Gétigné, Francois Guillotwho met the parents this Friday morning.

It was one of their three children who woke up and called his mother. They heard crackling sounds and everything happened very quickly. The house is uninhabitable for a long time.

François Guillot, the mayor of Gétigné

The question of rehousing

This family, settled in the town “for 7-8 years”, is “well surrounded”. “The parents are sleeping in the hotel, the children are staying with their grandparents for the moment,” said the elected official.

It remains to find a rehousing solution which could happen next week.

The charred rubble still litters the sidewalk two days after the incident. ©HSM

“In this scenario, the municipality plays its supporting role, in the same way that insurance companies cover the loss. The family and we are taking the steps to find a rental, even if it is not easy in the sector.”

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