The property is located on the grounds of The Kaaskorf, a former camping site in a recreation area. The fire was noticed by a neighbour who immediately the fire brigade called. When the emergency services on the spot came, was the house already in flames. The woman's body was found on the front door. The victim is a single woman.
“The chalet is located in the middle of a deserted area. That are actually two areas where in total more than 200 houses. In 1978, that the area to be painted as a recreation area, so a kind of camping,” says mayor Rudi:, managed by. the
“But over the years, is there a permanent residence arise. Now, there are chalets and homes. And that is the reason why we now the province of Vlaams-Brabant in procedure to the area to regulate.” the
The Kaaskorf is, according to mayor:, managed by very accessible for the emergency services, and the homes there are not more or less fire safe than the other houses in the municipality. “But I go now also not say that the house perfectly in order. The chalet had no smoke alarms. So I want to be yet again a call for smoke alarms. I am convinced that the woman is still alive, it would have been if there had been.”
For the victim, Brigitte B. was unfortunately to late. The lady still tried to do to get out of her burning house to get. The victim lived there for almost twenty years, together with a lot of cats. For five of the cats inside, and were the fire is also fatal.
Anywhere in the near Brigitte known as a lovable, cheerful and helpful woman. Near reacts also reports on the loss of Brigitte.
How and where the fire is correct can arise in not yet completely clear. Police and fire department investigate the matter further; the Leuven parquet will send this afternoon, still a branddeskundige and the technical laboratory on site to the exact cause and circumstances of the fire to find out.