Firefighters are deployed in large numbers on the site of the company Alpine Aluminum, this Wednesday, January 19, avenue de la République in Cran-Gevrier, to fight against an ongoing fire in one of the disused warehouses of the industrial site. .
The alert was given shortly after 10 a.m. The thickness of the column of smoke rising in the sky was visible from the end of the avenue de la République. The release of smoke from the roof of the building subsided considerably shortly before 11 a.m. Several dozen firefighters are engaged in the disaster. Long-term operations are to be expected.
According to the first elements, the fire started during a dismantling operation of a machine in the warehouse of the company being dismantled.
The deployed system has 35 firefighters, three vans, a large ladder, two water carriers and a command post. Extinguishing operations with foam will begin to definitively control the fire raging over twenty square meters in the warehouse storing the remains of oil.