Home News Blaze in seafront block of flats Twenty-six residents needed to be evacuated from a block of flats on the seafront in the resort of Middelkerke on Tuesday night as a result of a fire. Wed 22 Aug 2012 10:18 The blaze started in a heap of rubbish that had collected outside the building. The store at the foot of the block of flats was entirely gutted by fire. Residents were able to return after a while. Fortunately nobody was injured. Report news!