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Fire in Brussels under control, containment measures lifted

12 Nov 2017, 01:56 ( 6 days ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
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The Belgian government's crisis center announced on Saturday evening that the fire in the Flemish Brabant area of Drogenbos on the outskirts of Brussels is " firmly under control and no casualties or injuries have been reported".

In addition, the center said in the statement that air quality tests showed normal results and there is no longer any health or environmental risk.

Similarly, Angie Electrabel and the Drogenbos municipality have issued separate statements saying that all the preventive containment measures previously requested can now officially be lifted.

According to local press, the incident was triggered by one of the battery containers which caused release of toxic smoke on Saturday morning. The municipality of Drogenbos responded urgently, asking residents to keep their windows and doors closed.

Previous preventive measure (since lifted) also applied to all motorists driving along the ring of Brussels, as well as municipalities across the Brussels Region.

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