Gard: an explosion in an industrial building near Bagnols, six injured, the premises evacuated

The firefighters have been engaged since 6:20 p.m. this Thursday, September 22 in Laudun-l’Ardoise (Gard), rue Keller at the Ferropem establishments. Six injured were taken care of by the emergency services after the explosion of an oven.

The firefighters have been engaged since 6:20 p.m. in Laudun-L’Ardoise, at the Ferropem establishments, rue Keller for an explosion that occurred in one of the company’s buildings.

70 firefighters, 6 ambulances

According to Sdis, this explosion at the level of a furnace caused injuries to six people in the company. These six people who were slightly injured were taken care of by the emergency services. The entire factory is evacuated and the facilities are shut down for the time being. No company personnel are missing. 70 firefighters, 6 ambulances, medical resources, fire-fighting equipment, a large ladder and two technological risk vehicles are involved.

At 8:10 p.m., the fire had stabilized at the level of an oven. The mayor, the director of the company and the gendarmerie are present on the scene.

The firefighters ask the population not to go to the scene so as not to interfere with the action of the relief workers.

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