Monday, September 20, 2021, a loud bang was heard in Ars-sur-Formans (Ain), near Villefranche-sur-Saône. It’s a gas explosion. No casualties were reported.

Big bang in Ars-sur-Formans (Ain), near Villefranche-sur-Saône, at the end of the morning this Monday, September 20, 2021.

Many have wondered where this came from. The prefecture quickly communicated on the subject: it was about a gas explosion, which occurred during a maintenance intervention on the network. No injuries were to be deplored.

A flame several meters high was seen. The explosion took place while filling a tank, when the company purged the tank with a flare.

ℹ️ Incident in progress at #ArsSurFormans: gas explosion during a maintenance intervention on the network. No casualties to be deplored.➡ The services are working to resolve the situation. A 500m security perimeter has been set up. Avoid the area. # Caution pic.twitter.com/7AbO0rnrj2

“The services are working to resolve the situation. A 500m security perimeter has been set up, ”explains the Prefecture. The roads in the area are cut off.

More similar impressive scenes could unfold in the coming days, with several purges set to take place on the network.

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