A major fire at the Moulin des Moines grain mill, in Krautwiller in Bas-Rhin, which broke out on the evening of Friday 5 August and was brought under control around 3 am on Saturday, destroyed 16,000 square metres, identified the county in the press. Release.
The main industrial building was completely burnt down and collapsed all night. However, injuries should not be shrugged off, and there is no danger of spreading to the surrounding area. The silos containing the grain and flour were protected, as was the propane tank. However, 60 firefighters remain at the site in order to extinguish”Various remaining fociAt the height of the rescue intervention, 146 firefighters and fifty machines were mobilized.
Measures to assess water pollution are also underway, but the first results only indicate a low risk, according to the Bas-Rhin County press release.
‘Mill completely destroyed’: fires are still burning at the Moulin des Moines in Krautwiller, more than a hundred firefighters are on site pic.twitter.com/h0j8UtjyWy
– France Bleu of Alsace (bleualsace) August 5, 2022
Alert the fire engine driver. The fire started around 8:50 p.m. Friday and at the height of the rescue intervention, 146 firefighters were on site with fifty packages.
Firefighters said the fire was still active on Saturday morning in the form of residue. A ten-meter-high half-timbered building threatens to collapse. The silos containing the grain and flour were protected, as was the propane tank.
No injuries were reported at this point, and staff were not present when the fire started. but, “50 people will find themselves in a state of technical unemployment” Monday, according to the site’s owner, Eduard Meckert, he was joined by the France Blues of Alsace.
Le Moulin des Moines is an organic pioneer. Since 1970, it has produced flour, cereal, biscuits and even organic chocolate.
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