A violent fire broke out this Friday morning in the Aubert and Duval factory in Pamiers.

The fire started at 6:50 am “in an acid tank located in a building of 400 m2 (…).

It quickly spread to the whole building ", indicates the prefecture of Ariège which specifies that" all the staff were immediately evacuated "and" that no injuries are to be deplored ".

⚠️⚠️⚠️ Fire at Aubert and Duval Significant resources of the SDIS The prefect of # Ariège activated COD.

As a precautionary measure, the population is invited to stay at home, and to avoid displacement so as not to hamper the action of the emergency services.

- Prefect of Ariège (@ Prefet09) September 10, 2021

But, in addition to the significant resources deployed on site by the firefighters, the scale of the event led to the opening of the departmental operational center in the prefecture.

And, above all, while waiting to learn more about the black smoke which is spreading in the sky of Pamiers, “as a precaution, the population is invited to stay at home, and to avoid any unnecessary travel so as not to hinder the rescue action ”.

Schools have already decided to confine their students.

The Aubert et Duval plant specializes in particular in the manufacture of metal parts for the aeronautics industry.

The site is not classified Seveso.


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