Man dies in house fire in Wemmel

A man has died in a house fire in the Flemish Brabant municipality of Wemmel. Fire engulfed the house on Saturday morning. It is a possible that a second person also perished in the blaze. The cause of the fire is as yet unknown. 

When the Fire Service arrived at the scene to extinguish the fire flames were already coming out of the roof of the house. Part of the roof collapsed. A man that was inside the house died in the fire. It is possible that the blaze claimed the life of a second person.

However, this is as yet unclear. A spokesperson for the Judicial Authorities told journalists that "The call to the Emergency Services is reported to have been made by a woman. However, there are now doubts as no woman has been found in the building”. So it could have been the dead man that made the call

“The Emergency Services are continuing the search for possible further victims”, the spokesperson added.