Large house fire in Pointe-a-Pitre

Large house fire in Pointe-a-Pitre

Not far from Fonds Laugier, in Pointe-à-Pitre, was the scene of a large fire that broke out in a house made of wood and sheet metal. The fire was likely to reach other nearby homes. The firefighters got there.


A large fire broke out in a house near the department of Laugier Fund, in Pointe-à-Pitre; Specifically on the street Léonie Mêlas.

About two dozen men from the Fire and Rescue Service (SDIS) in Guadeloupe were quickly dispatched to the scene. The firefighters had to do a lot to overcome this disaster, in a populated and overcrowded urban area.

But they succeeded, around 4:40 p.m., after about two hours of fighting the fire, with plenty of resources, including three maneuvering spears.

The only victim is a volunteer firefighter. He felt unwell and his colleagues put in oxygen.

Fire in Fond Laugier – 20/06/2022.



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Captain Rene Paquito gives us some details:

Captain Rene Paquito of SDIS Guadeloupe



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An entire low house made of wood and sheet metal caught fire, and the flames had a high risk of spreading to four or five homes in the neighborhood, where mixing is important.
Finally, a two-story house built of cement and sheet metal was hit.

Here’s what’s left of where the fire broke out:

Residential fire in Pointe-a-Pitre – 06/06/2020.



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Fire in Fonds Laugier - 06/20/2020.

Fire in Fonds Laugier – 06/20/2020.

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Thirty people had to be evacuated.
The locals took as many personal belongings as possible.
The city council has been notified to move forward with the potential rehousing of physical victims.

Fire in Fonds Laugier - 06/20/2020.

Fire in Fonds Laugier: residents are trying to salvage what can be saved – 06/20/2022.



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In the distance you could see thick black smoke coming out of the place in question.

Fire in Fond Laugier – 20/06/2022.



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