videoDONGEN – A large fire raged at recycling company Van den Noort in Dongen on Saturday. Two halls were completely destroyed in the fire. The smoke could be seen in the surrounding area of Dongen. At around 2.30 pm, the Safety Region reported that the fire is under control.
Annemarije Koeman, Susanne den Boer, Iris Boelens
The Central and West Brabant security region announced around 2 p.m. that they will be busy extinguishing the fire for a while. According to the Safety Region, residents in the vicinity of Dongen can find ashes in their garden.
The fire started around 11:30 am. Immediately, there was scaling up to a major fire and several fire trucks turned out. The fire was so big that flames came out of the buildings. These are large halls where paper and household waste are stored.
Close windows and doors
All people who were present in the building went outside during the outbreak of the fire. The large fire released a lot of smoke, so an NL Alert was sent in the area. The Central and West Brabant safety region advises people in the vicinity of the fire to still stay out of the smoke, close windows and doors and turn off the ventilation.
clouds of smoke
Clouds of smoke were also seen from Oosterhout and Teteringen and ashes were found in the Gilze and Rijen area. Because the wind kept turning, the plume of smoke also changed direction.
To better see where the fires were in the buildings, the fire service has called in a drone team. This team also supported the fire service and agreed an extinguishing tactic with the fire service. Air measurements were also taken to check whether toxic substances were released.
Roads to the industrial estate were closed due to the fire. It is unknown how the fire started.
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