There is nothing left of the municipal workshops of the town of Grande-Synthe after the fire that broke out on Wednesday night. All of the municipality’s maintenance equipment and around thirty vehicles went up in smoke. A criminal investigation is being considered.
The fire broke out between midnight and 1am on Tuesday night. Two intruder alarms were triggered successively. The fire then started at the back of the 2,700 m2 building. It spread at breakneck speed. When the fire brigade arrived (about fifty fire fighters were mobilised), the Grande-Synthe municipal workshops on avenue de Suwalki were completely engulfed in flames.