It was a passer-by Wednesday morning, about half-past six the alarm hit because smoke was to be seen behind the house. The passer-by rang the doorbell and knocked on windows and doors but in the house was no movement. A few minutes later knocked down the flames from the roof of the underlying stock. There were also a few small explosions.
The fire brigade of the items Stekene and Sint-Gillis-Waas were quickly on the spot. Because the fire along the street, are difficult to extinguish, a fence flattened by an adjacent vacant piece of land.
The fire was accompanied by a huge smoke. The plume was up to kilometersver in the circumference. During the bluswerken was, therefore, the Provincial Job closed to all traffic.Firefighter injured by power surge
The fire brigade had to be cautious to deal with due to the presence of a lot of cables. One firefighter fell slightly wounded when he was a power surge got it.
It was about to collapse from the warehouse hindered the bluswerken. The back of the warehouse broke during the fire and was right next to a hoogtewerker of the fire down. After more than an hour to extinguish the fire revealed the fire also damaged the first floor of the house. The fire brigade could fire quickly in the bud, but also here the brand is associated with a heavy smoke. Because it was about to collapse was too large, it was decided to have the walls that are still standing with a crane flat to throw.
A buurtbewoonster behaved very aggressively to the emergency services and was a short time of her freedom being robbed. She has however nothing with the fire. The woman was about her touring because she was worried for her cat.Cannabisplantage in warehouse
Outside the fireman fell in the fire no injuries, but material damage is considerable. The cause is not yet known, but arson is not excluded. In the vicinity of the shed also hung a strong smell of gasoline. During the bluswerken became clear that there was a professional cannabisplantage was decorated in the warehouse. Therefore, immediately became the public prosecutor will be informed. That sent the lab on the spot for a crime scene. The police would certainly be one suspect have detained.
The house and the warehouse are the property of the adjoining laundry The Linden tree. “We rent the building since last year to a Dutchman”, tells the managing director. “We have never seen anything suspicious is noted. In hindsight of course, it was strange that a Dutchman with a business in Rotterdam here a house rent of course. He paid, however, always punctually the rent and there was no nuisance.”Second plantation in two years time,
In the laundry they sit in the case, very bored. All the more so because two years ago, a cannabisplantage was found in the adjacent house which is also their property. “Also when it was a Dutchman who owns the property rented”, sighs the owner. “The high electricity consumption did him when the das to. It is inconceivable that the same thing apparently now repeat.”
Mayor Stany The Court came for yourself and have a look. About the drugsplantage he can't have much to lose. “The matter is now in the hands of the public prosecutor. My biggest concern was for the safety for the neighborhood and who was fortunately at no time in danger. The fire was accompanied by a heavy smoke and high flames but next to the shed is a wasteland and at the rear adjacent to the soccer fields. At the beginning of the school was the Provincial Job opened up.”