A fire broke out Friday morning on the roof of the French Office for Biodiversity (OFB) in Brest, the day before the target of distress rocket fire from angry fishermen, but it was quickly brought under control by firefighters, a we learned from the prefecture of Finistère.
The fire started from the attic around 6:00 a.m. and was brought under control by the firefighters
", a priori without spreading to the buildings neighboring the building, located on the Quai de la Douane, Jean-Philippe Setbon, assistant manager, told AFP. prefect of Brest.
Fishermen from all over France
According to a press release from the Finistère prefecture, "
according to initial findings
", the attic is "
" and the second floor is "
very badly damaged
Thursday, as part of a "
" operation organized by fishermen throughout France, demonstrators had lit fires in front of the OFB headquarters in Brest, also targeted by projectile jets and rocket fire. of distress.
Embers or ashes were able to smolder and, fanned by the violent wind which blew all night, caused the fire to start in the attic.
It's the most likely hypothesis but it remains a hypothesis
," said Philippe Setbon.
A judicial inquiry will be opened by the Brest prosecutor's office, underlines the prefecture.
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The Finistère fisheries committee, which had multiplied calls for peaceful action on Thursday, expressed its "
" at the images of the fire.
Our first reaction is to strongly condemn acts of violence and destruction whoever the perpetrators of these acts.
Nothing should and can justify this!
“, writes the organization in a press release received by AFP.