Cessange apartment building in flames
(ADW) The roof of a building in Cessange was the scene of a major fire on Wednesday afternoon. The fire brigade, complete with two turntable ladders, struggled to fight the flames engulfing the roof of the apartment block. It took them several hours to bring the blaze under control
The fire broke out shortly after 4pm on Wednesday at the apartment building still under construction on Rue de Cessange. upon arrival fire fighters were greeted with metre high flames in the buildings rafters. The flames then spread rapidly under the roof's zinc cladding.
Firefighters then had a painstakingly menial task to cut the roof off the building, panel by panel, with cutting equipment and axes it order to get to insulating material and embers still burning beneath
At 7pm firefighters were still working at the scene.