The fire started in a building in Rouen (Seine-Maritime), Tuesday, 3rd May, 2016. A couple and a baby were rescued by firefighters.
Tuesday, 3rd May, 2016, at around 8.30pm, a fire broke out on rue de Paris, Rouen (Seine-Maritime), recounts Normandy-news , in a four-story building. When the Fire fighters arrived there, they could see smoke escaping through the windows. The inhabitants were still inside, unable to exit the burning building and awaiting rescue.
A couple that was located on the first floor, a woman and a man between 18 and 24 years and a baby of just two months were rescued by fire fighters. They were evacuated as well as a friend of the couple, present at the time by the the firefighters.
Another resident was confined to their apartment, unable to make an escape due to the fire, also had to be rescued and evacuated by the fire-fighters. “It was a disaster, and amazing that no one was injured, ” said a judicial source.
An investigation is underway to determine the circumstances of the fire. According to initial findings, the police investigation is looking into arson as the baby stroller seems to have been set on fire on the ground floor. At the time of the intervention of fire fighters, traffic had to stopped and diverted in both directions on the road outside, for safety reasons.