The fire began Tuesday afternoon around 16.45 hrs, during the heavy rain over the region traveled. That were accompanied by some lightning bolts. One of them struck the roof of a house along the Hooistepweg in Bornem and put the roof in no time ablaze.
The residents were at the time of the impact at home. They were to cook it and noticed not a fire. They saw however that the electricity was out. “We had a loud bang was heard, but for the rest we had nothing,” say the residents. “Shortly after the electricity was lost, am I just again go up. I was aware of no evil.”