A fire broke out in an apartment in Toulouse on Monday January 24 around 10:30 p.m. Twelve people had to be evacuated by firefighters, eight had inhaled smoke but no injuries were reported.
This is now almost the daily life of firefighters: an intervention for a fire declared in a dwelling.
On Monday January 24, around 10:30 p.m., the firefighters of the SDIS (departmental fire and rescue service) of Haute-Garonne were alerted to the outbreak of a fire in an apartment in a 4-storey residence, located at number 21 rue du Mont Doré, in Toulouse.
On site, the release of smoke caused the evacuation of twelve inhabitants. Eight of them were inconvenienced having inhaled smoke but no one had to go to the hospital emergency room.
At the end of the intervention, once the premises had been secured, the residents were able to return to their homes, with the exception of two people who were rehoused by the Toulouse town hall.
The cause of the accident is not known at this time.
In cold weather and particularly at night, incidents and accidents of this type increase. Fire and rescue professionals regularly remind us, among the basic safety rules:
- avoid connecting auxiliary heaters of the electric radiator type to a power strip
- equip yourself with one or more smoke detectors and check that they are in good working order
- maintain chimneys with a professional