Hainaut: a restaurant ravaged by fire (videos)

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UA violent fire broke out during the night from Saturday to Sunday in the restaurant “La Ruchette”, in Boussu-lez-Walcourt (Froidchapelle, province of Hainaut), firefighters said on Sunday, confirming information from several media. Three people, who were upstairs, were able to get out of the building.

Firefighters from the Hainaut-Est rescue zone were called to the “La Ruchette” restaurant, located a few steps from the Eau d’Heure lakes. A violent fire had just broken out on the spot, around 02:00 in the morning.


Firefighters from nearby barracks were called in to help. The building, which housed the restaurant and the owners’ accommodation, was completely destroyed. The men of the fire were still on the spot Sunday morning, following the presence of a few homes likely to resume. No injuries are reported.

The three people who were in the private part of the building were able to get out of the building in time. The cause of the fire is still undetermined.

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