The fire was something for 22 hours noted due to smoke in the house, Ran across the Kannunikstraat, rushed in. “Luckily the residents still awake, because at first sight seemed no smoke detectors present,” said the commander of fire station Herzele of hulpverleningszone Flemish Ardennes. By that smoke, the inhabitants isolated on the first floor of their house.
“The fire raged particularly fiercely in the veranda at the rear of the property. A piece of furniture went completely up in flames and part of the porch melted by the heat. That was accompanied with a heavy smoke that in the hallway and the full house spread, making it impossible and unsafe to pass that way and leaving the building.”
The father and his two sons were in the end by the fire department with a ladder truck delivered via a window on the first floor. Because all three of them mild symptoms of rookintoxicatie showed, they were two ambulances preventive transported to the hospital in Zottegem.
The fire department had the fire quickly under control, but the damage is significant. “The porch is almost completely burned out by the heavy smoke and heavy roetneerslag is the house temporarily uninhabitable.” The cause of the fire is at the moment unclear.