It is to 3 h 20, on the night of Saturday to Sunday, that help was triggered for a fire at Sainte-Bernadette kindergarten Jeumont.
The property is located in the heart of the city center. Upon their arrival, the roof of the establishment had ignited with a beginning of generalization. The action of the firefighters has prevented any spread to neighboring buildings and to extinguish the fire to 5 hours by means of five water lances and a large scale. The operations were still going on in the early morning. A important human device was also set up with 32 fire soldiers from the rescue centers of Jeumont, Aulnoye-Aymeries, Avesnes-sur-Helpe, Hautmont, Le Quesnoy, Maubeuge and Valenciennes.
Back to school impossible
In terms of damage, they are very important. Part of the roof went up in smoke and if the walls are still standing, the interior of the building was also hit by flames. It is therefore obviously impossible that the new school year will take place in a week in this institution that hosts dozens of students in three classes. Diocesan education will have to find a quick solution. As for the incident, An investigation has been opened to determine its origin: voluntary or accidental.
Mayor Benjamin Saint-Huile reacted: " The city will be at the side of the school management to allow the reception of children as soon as possible ».