As soon as they left the hospital, they returned to see the disaster that ravaged their building, the roof of which was destroyed by flames. In front of the building, residents still dumbfounded, display worried faces. A man, deeply shocked, bursts into tears in front of civil security agents. "I hope that we will be able to recover our things," whisper several residents. "Do not count, I will have to take a dangerous decree, it is too risky to enter the building", announces them Pierre-Yves Martin, the mayor (DVD) of Livry-Gargan who came to visit them. This Saturday morning, around 5:30 am, a fire destroyed an old three-storey brick building with eight apartments located on avenue Léo-Lagrange in a residential street in the town.
Three people were seriously injured, including two children.
Eight others were slightly affected including a child and two men from the Paris fire brigade (BSPP), which intervened in the fire.
Several dozen firefighters were dispatched to the site to contain the disaster.
"Considerable resources were deployed, which saved lives," said the mayor, who reports that nine residents were evacuated to emergencies.
Livry-Gargan, this Saturday.
The fire destroyed the roof of the building.
“Around 5:30 am, we were sleeping, but we were woken up by three or four big booms.
The fire started immediately, it was panic, ”says Moktari who was evacuated with his wife Chater, 6 months pregnant, using a ladder by the firefighters.
"Seven people were evacuated by ladders, because the wooden staircase in the middle of the building was in flames", details the BSPP which took two hours to contain the fire.
"When I arrived, the apartment on the ground floor was on fire"
If for the moment the origin of the disaster of this private condominium is not determined, several residents believe that they heard gas canisters explode in one of the apartments on the ground floor. "When I arrived, the apartment on the ground floor was on fire," says Harhad, a neighbor who hastened to cut off the gas supply to the building, possibly avoiding the building as well. explodes before help arrives. “I even went back to alert residents, but the passage was already blocked by flames, I just had time to take a stroller that was lying there to prevent it from being destroyed. "
“I was lucky, I was not there, says another tenant, but now I find myself homeless. Fortunately, I have my partner who can accommodate me. This Saturday evening, the town hall had to pay for hotel rooms to people having no accommodation solution for the night.