An explosion occurred in the Saint-Césaire sector in Nîmes causing a violent fire at ESC fiber. A man was seriously injured, he is said to have come out of the building in flames.
Since 9:00 a.m. this morning, the Gard firefighters have been intervening to an explosion followed by fire in an industrial establishment located in an industrial zone in Nîmes Saint Césaire.
The warehouse of more than 1000 m2, of the company ESC fiber, was severely damaged by an explosion followed by a fire that quickly spread through the building.
An explosion and a building on fire at ESC fiber in Saint Césaire in Nîmes. A seriously injured person evacuated by helicopter. nimes
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Une explosion et un bâtiment en feu chez ESC fibre à saint Césaire à Nîmes. Un blessé grièvement brûlé évacué par hélicoptère. #nimes— Midi Libre Nîmes (@MidiLibreNimes) September 15, 2021
An injured man, the fire under control
Sdis 30 reports that one of the establishment’s employees was seriously injured and is currently in serious condition. The 37-year-old was taken into care. The fire is under control, no risk of propagation to neighboring buildings is possible according to the Gard firefighters.
According to the first witnesses on the spot, the victim would have left the building as a human torch.
The origins of the explosion are not yet known. Take care in the area.