A fire ravaged a building in Villerupt overnight from Thursday to Friday. Firefighters were able to get several occupants out unharmed, but two people were found lifeless in the rubble.

The fears of the rescuers were confirmed this Friday morning in Villerupt: two people did not survive the violent fire which ravaged a building in rue Carnot the previous night.

Actively wanted by firefighters, this couple in their thirties who were on the second floor were found lifeless in the rubble of the building, whose floors collapsed under the violence of the flames.

The fire broke out shortly before 1 a.m. for an as yet undetermined reason. It quickly spread through the floors. Four occupants were rescued, including three using the large ladder: a couple and their child, slightly injured, who were hospitalized. More than 50 firefighters were mobilized, from the rescue centers of Villerupt, Longwy and Moselle.

On site during the night and this morning again, the mayor of Villerupt, Pierrick Spizak, does not hide his emotion: “it is tragic, what is more on Christmas Eve … There is no word to describe the situation.” The identity of the victims is not yet known and the causes of the fire have yet to be determined. The building has four floors and its ground floor is occupied by a driving school. The mayor indicates that he is working on possible rehousing solutions for residents who may need it.

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