Twenty boats moored in the small port of Goudes in Marseille were hit by a violent fire Saturday night, we learned from firefighters.

Twenty gears and 70 firefighters mobilized. Shortly after 23 hours, Marseille firefighters were called for a boat fire in the port of Goudes, south of the city, at the entrance of the National Park of Calanques. Twenty gears and 70 firefighters fought against the fire which spread to twenty boats, until 2 am. "A firefighter has fallen into the water fighting the disaster, he managed to get out of the water quickly without being injured," said the firefighters in a statement.

The origin of the unknown fire. Sunday morning, the origin of the fire was still undetermined according to the police prefecture of Marseille. A first boat reportedly caught fire, broke off and collided with other boats at anchor, police said. In a statement, the mayor of Marseille Jean-Claude Gaudin (LR) said that "the worst could be avoided, homes and restaurants could be spared", and assured that the city hall and the metropolis will put "while to erase the scenes of desolation left by this fire. "

80 meters of anti-pollution barrier have been installed in the port to avoid any risk of spreading hydrocarbons at sea.