a firefighter dies on his way to a fire in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains
The firefighters of Haute-Savoie were alerted this Sunday at the start of the afternoon of a fire in an altitude restaurant, in the town of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains. One of the firefighters, 60 years old, lost his life while going with an emergency vehicle on this fire, informs the parquet floor of Bonneville.
Terrible drama this Sunday, November 27 in the afternoon in the town of Saint-Gervais-les-bains, in Haute-Savoie: a 60-year-old firefighter lost his life on his way to an intervention. Indeed, the firefighters of the barracks of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains were alerted at the beginning of the afternoon of a fire at the altitude restaurant, La Rioule, located on the heights of Saint-Gervais, at the neck of Voza.
Several teams set off. “While the road is snowy, one of the firefighters goes out to chain one of the intervention trucks, the truck would have slipped before turning around and crushing the victim”we inform the Bonneville public prosecutor’s office, present on the scene. Before adding, “The firefighter died instantly.“
According to information provided by the SDIS of Haute-Savoie: “The victim deceased aged 60, married and father of 3 children.
Three of his colleagues, shocked, were taken care of and transported to Sallanches hospital.
An investigation is underway to determine the exact circumstances of this accident which compensated for the death of this firefighter.
Regarding the restaurant fire, the flames were brought under control at the end of the afternoon by the firefighters, the restaurant was completely destroyed.