In Dongen, on Saturday afternoon, a fire broke out in a house on Kortenaerstraat just before four o’clock. The fire started on the roof of the garage of the house and spread to the neighboring garage. The flames were intense, making it difficult for the firefighters to control them. As a result of the fire, two houses with their garages were heavily damaged. The cause of the fire is unknown. One of the residents was examined by medical personnel due to smoke exposure.

The incident caused quite a commotion in the neighborhood as residents gathered to watch the firefighters battle the flames. The fire trucks arrived quickly on the scene, but it took a significant amount of time to extinguish the fire completely. The smoke could be seen from a distance, and the smell lingered in the air even after the fire was out.

Neighbors expressed their shock and concern for the families affected by the fire. Some offered temporary shelter to the residents who were displaced by the damages to their homes. The community came together to support those in need, showing solidarity in the face of adversity.

Fire safety officials are investigating the cause of the fire to determine if it was accidental or intentional. They will be looking into any potential safety hazards or violations that may have contributed to the spread of the fire. It is crucial for residents to be vigilant about fire safety measures in their homes to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future.

In the meantime, the families affected by the fire are receiving support from local authorities and community members. Donations of clothing, food, and other essentials are being collected to help them get back on their feet. The road to recovery will be long, but with the support of the community, they will be able to rebuild their lives.

Fires like these serve as a reminder of the importance of fire safety and preparedness. It is essential to have working smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, and an evacuation plan in place to protect yourself and your loved ones in case of a fire. By taking these precautions, you can minimize the risk of a fire tragedy happening to you.