A tanker truck caught fire in Herny (Moselle), while it was traveling on the secondary road 910. A security perimeter of 3 kilometers has been set up, the inhabitants are invited to stay at home.

The very impressive plume of smoke was visible for several kilometers around. A tanker truck carrying butyl acrylate caught fire at the beginning of the afternoon in Herny (Moselle), on the secondary road that leads to Faulquemont.

Initial evidence is that a butile acrylate leak was detected from the tank of a truck, and the product then caught fire. The driver of the vehicle was brought to safety by the firefighters, and according to several witnesses, the fire is now under control.

According to the mayor of Herny, Dominique Lerond, joined by France Bleu Lorraine, the heavy vehicle in question began to catch fire in an uninhabited part of the village. There is no direct risk to the population.

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Many residents, worried by this thick smoke, contacted by the firefighters. A security perimeter was set up over the three kilometers around the truck (in the municipalities of Herny and Mainvillers), because the leak was spotted between Many and Herny. The authorities ask the inhabitants of this perimeter not to leave their homes.

The children at Herny’s school are sealed until further notice. About 70 students are affected, according to Mayor Dominique Lerond. “everything is under control, there is no particular panic”, comments the elected official.

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Ref: https://www.francebleu.fr