Belgium Overpelt Fire: Heavy company fire in Overpelt: smoke can be seen for miles
Belgium Overpelt Fire, Heavy company fire in Overpelt: smoke can be seen for miles. On Friday morning at Jezet Seating, a fire broke out at the industrial estate in Overpelt around 8 a.m. The company in Siberia Street sells grandstands and seats. The smoke can be seen from far. The fire was under control around noon.
The fire started according to the first information in the warehouse. All staff members were able to leave the building in time.
The fire brigade pulled out en masse and also ordered extra fire extinguishing water.
The plume of smoke was visible for miles. The fire brigade and police asked everyone in the area to keep windows and doors closed.
The neighborhood was closed because there is also a trade in ammunition and fireworks. But that case was not threatened, according to the police.
By the afternoon all danger had passed. The extent of the damage needs to be further examined. The production hall would have been spared.