Relief in Anderlecht on Wednesday evening. A fire broke out in an 18-story apartment building located in the town of Peterbos in Anderlecht. 9 people were poisoned. Firefighters rescued a mother and baby who were stuck on their balcony.
The flames ravaged the 6th floor of the building when the screams were heard. A woman wanted to escape from the smoke, her baby in her arms. Stuck, he tried to get over the railing. Firefighters who rescued him first had to move two vehicles that blocked the ladder truck.
“Residents, police, paramedics and firefighters lifted the cars and moved them. There was a lot of emotion and panic, but it turned out to be a voluntary and determined action”explains Walter Derieuw, spokesman for the Brussels fire brigade.
Firefighters managed to deploy the ladder and save the mother and her child. “I understand the lady. She opened the door of her apartment. There was a lot of smoke. She went back to her apartment, but did not close the door. The smoke followed her basic survival instinct that took over the rational. and she was wants to save her baby,” says Walter Derieuw.
The fire was brought under control around 10 pm The exact cause of the fire is not yet known.