The fire broke about 0.40 pm in the wooden chalet on the grounds of The Kaaskorf, a former camping site in a recreation area. A neighbor first alerted the emergency services, but by the time they arrived, the entire building ablaze. The firefighters found Brigitte eventually to the front door. She couldn't help more income.
The victim, a single woman who was working in the healthcare sector, lived for almost twenty years in the chalet. She had the company of many cats — thirteen of them remained also in the fire. In the neighbourhood stood Brigitte — Britt for the friends — known as a sweet, cheerful and helpful woman. There is also reports responded to her death.Strange noise
“A neighbor has something after midnight a strange sound " heard”, sighs Ria De Herdt, An Windeyan and Ingrid Verbinnen. “When he that a moment later, still heard, is he going to have a look. When he saw the flames and he has the emergency services called. Along with some other neighbors he tried to go inside, but the heat is not that successful.”
“Britt was also very fond of her cats. It wouldn't surprise us if they at first have tried to get the animals to safety and then himself. Still have thirteen cats didn't make it... six could escape, and which we have already try to lure it with some food.”Left field
The chalet of the victim was ‘left field’. “That's actually two districts with a total of more than two hundred homes,” says mayor Rudi:, managed by. “In 1978, the area was painted as a recreation area — a sort of camping, so. But over the years, is there a permanent residence arise, chalets and other dwellings. Therefore, we now have a procedure running in to the area to regulate.”
by:, managed by The Kaaskorf easily accessible for the emergency services and the homes there are not less fire-resistant than elsewhere in the village. “Already had this chalet is no smoke”, sounds. “I am convinced that the victim is saved. Therefore, I call this again to smoke.”
How the fire originated remains unclear. The case is still under investigation. According to neighbors, is it true, however, that The Kaaskorf easily accessible for emergency services. “A way you can't even speak”, it sounds. “Furthermore, there is no street light and the house numbers follow each other logically. Here it is a real wasps ' nest. Neighbors have the lungs out of their body, walked to the fire department to the street to wait and provide them the appropriate way. That first teams have, for a long time tried to get Britt to give cpr while the ambulance and MOSQUITO here until much later arrived on the scene. And who were on a different part of The Kaaskorf ended up...”