A violent fire broke out on January 1 in Oloron-#Sainte-#Marie around 2 pm in the residence “Val de la Gentiane” located on Allée du Fronton, between the cathedral and the Gave. The fire started from a 2nd floor apartment and very quickly spread, notably to the roof. The cause of the fire has not yet been identified. The firefighters are still on site this Friday evening to prevent any resumption of fire.
Families to relocate
Pyrenees-#Atlantiques firefighters indicate that 35 people including 14 children were evacuated. Mayor Bernard Uthurry was working this Friday evening with the municipal services in order to relocate them: “some will be able to be with family or friends thanks to solidarity, others will be in structures or at the hotel from this evening and probably for several nights“said the mayor to France Bleu Béarn Bigorre.