Fire in Binche, the spire of the Church collapsed

A fire broke out this Friday afternoon at the Récollets church in Binche. The fire is under control but part of the roof collapsed with the arrow. Twenty firefighters from the Hainaut Center rescue zone were mobilized. This church has been deconsecrated since 2015-2016. The building was uninhabited. No injuries were reported.

It would be arson,” an investigation is underway to identify the perpetrators of the fire. It has been noted in recent months that there were squatters inside this building. The City has questioned the owner on several occasions and measures have been requested to ensure that this does not happen again. “, explains the mayor of Binche, Laurent Devin. Three fires have been observed, which suggests that it is an arson attack.

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