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In Brussels, a fire broke out on Thursday afternoon in a technical room of the WTC tower, near the North Station. This is reported by the Brussels fire brigade.
In Brussels, the area surrounding the WTC tower is closed to traffic, due to the fire raging on the 27th floor of the building. This is reported by the Brussels local police. He has set up a safety zone.
“Traffic is closed on Simon Bolivarlaan, Albert II-laan between the Kleine Ring and the roundabout that opens on Bolivarlaan,” the police reported on Twitter.
Several STIB bus lines are also affected by the fire, reports the Brussels public transport company. Lines 14, 20 and 57 are interrupted between the stops Willebroek and Brussels North, line 46 is interrupted between the Anderlechtsepoort and Glibert, line 58 between Masui and Ijzer, and line 88 between Willebroek and De Brouckère.
On the 27th floor of the WTC tower, a fire broke out in a technical room on Thursday afternoon. It concerns insulation material that has caught fire. There were no injuries. The tower is currently not in use due to renovation work in progress, and only a few workers were present who were able to get to safety.
Due to the renovation works, there is no water supply in the tower, so the fire brigade has to pump up the fire extinguishing water from a tanker on the street. To combat the fire, the fire brigade can use a work platform from the yard.
The fire creates a black plume of smoke that can be seen from afar.