A fire ravaged an eight-story apartment building on Thursday evening in Sainte-Foy-les-Lyon, in the suburbs of Lyon.
Eleven people were slightly injured, poisoned by the smoke.
The images posted on social networks showed the facade of the building attacked by the flames in multiple places.
🔴 A violent #fire broke out in a building in Sainte-Foy-les -Lyon
Credit @Mediavenir pic.twitter.com/UxfbqldDPb
- Eka Leladze (@leladze_eka) May 6, 2021
The firefighters were alerted at 10:10 p.m. and immediately engaged significant resources, fearing the presence of people trapped by the fire.
They carried out 60 evacuations.
About fifteen people are accommodated in a parish hall of the Saint-Luc church, indicates Franceinfo.
A diagnosis made on Friday
“The fire started in an apartment on the 5th floor and spread to the upper floors, up to the 8th, Véronique Sarselli, mayor of the town, joined by Le Progrès this Thursday evening.
The apartments being through, the fire then reached the opposite facade and spread outside.
The coating of the balconies and the facade would have participated in the conflagration of the latter.
"The building will be closed for the night and will be the subject of a diagnosis tomorrow morning (Friday, editor's note) since it is necessary to ensure that the structure has not been reached", declared the sub-prefect Jean-Daniel Montet-Jourdran, reports the local newspaper.
45 lances were used and the fire was extinguished shortly after midnight.
The firefighters continued their reconnaissance work to secure the premises and verify the complete evacuation of the building.
"There is still a lot of work to do which will last a good part of the night", we specified at Codis.