A thick plume of brown smoke rises in the sky of Oignies, this Wednesday afternoon. Onlookers come and go, one hand in front of their face. The smell of burning spreads around the intersection of rue Zola and 11-Novembre, closed to traffic. Firefighters are busy in a building engulfed in flames.
It is 4 p.m., a fire broke out in the restaurant on the ground floor, O’my tacos. A fryer fire, according to the first elements. The flames then licked the walls of the kitchen, before spreading upstairs. Two apartments then found themselves smoky. In one of them was a family of five. A 23-year-old man, slightly intoxicated, was taken care of in the ambulance and then evacuated to the Hénin-Beaumont polyclinic. The rest of the family, as well as the restaurant employee present this afternoon, are unharmed.
Four people on technical unemployment
The damage, on the other hand, is very significant. Everything was destroyed in the restaurant. About twenty firefighters from the barracks of Oignies and Hénin-Beaumont spent a good part of the afternoon on the spot, as well as the police of Carvin, who partially blocked the traffic, and agents of GrDF. Three spears and a large ladder were deployed to overcome the disaster.
At O’my tacos, four people find themselves on technical unemployment. ” It’s terrible for them, it had reopened only a few months ago “, confided the mayor of Oignies, Fabienne Dupuis, on the spot. The two upper apartments (one was not occupied) are now uninhabitable. A housing solution will have to be found for the family of five.
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