Rising house fire in residence of six seasonal workers in Ranst (Ranst)


The fire brigade was called out on Saturday morning for a house fire at Broechemhof in Ranst. At that time, six seasonal workers were staying in the building. They were able to leave the building in time, no one was injured.

Around 7.15 am, the Rand Fire Department received a call about a blazing fire at Broechemhof, a dead-end street between the fields. The report came from the owner of the property, a tomato grower from the neighborhood. “The fire started in a rear building,” says Els Kusters, spokeswoman for the Zara Police Zone. “At that time there were six seasonal workers in the house. They were woken up by the fire and immediately notified the owner.”

Cause unknown

The fire has spread to the house. When firefighters arrived, flames were already shooting out of the roof. Due to the acute water shortage in the area, three more tankers were called in to extinguish the fire. “The rear structure in particular was heavily damaged. All in all, the house has been well spared,” says Kusters.

The cause is currently unknown. The fire is believed to have started accidentally, presumably from the boiler. “There is no question of malicious intent,” the police confirmed.

The six seasonal workers were all able to leave the building in time. No one was injured in this. For the time being, they will be housed in another home of the tomato grower where other seasonal workers are staying.




The article is in Dutch


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