Church tower collapses during fire

Posted by kathyana on Mar. 27, 2013

The church of Westkapelle, part of Knokke-Heist, was completely destroyed by a fire. The fire started on the roof, where operations were performed. The fire in the St. Nicholas Church in the Father De Neve Square arose around 15.15. On the roof were performed, presumably they form into the cause of the fire. The fire grip around him, in no time the church was ablaze. The tower collapsed soon. The fire brigade is on site and leave the protected monument controlled burn. The roofs of the houses in the neighborhood are sprayed so that the fire can not spread. When I opened the door, I saw that the tower was on fire, said Carmen Coupillie neighbor, who lives just beside the church. There was a lot of wind, so the fire spread rapidly, to the front of the church and inside. The police rang to ask to leave my house. The church is just beside my house cases. During the fire no injuries. The prosecution of Bruges, a fire expert appoint the circumstances of the fire further.

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