La Louvière firefighters intervened late Thursday afternoon on a fire in a row house located on rue de Baume in La Louvière. Two people died. When paramedics arrived on the scene, the house was completely burnt down. One person’s body was quickly found. The firefighters then reported the discovery of the body of the second person who was in the house.
Françoise Ghiot, acting mayor of La Louvière, was at the microphone of RTL Info: “The fire took very quickly as rarely before. It’s really a first to see a fire break out so quickly.” Around 8 p.m., the DVI (Disaster Victim Identification) arrived on the scene.
The prosecution sent an expert and a forensic doctor to the scene. According to the first elements of the investigation, the accidental track is privileged for the moment. In fact, no trace of accelerating products was found on the premises. At first glance, it would appear to be a short circuit. Regarding the two bodies that were found at the scene, the DVI is responsible for identifying the deceased. According to their initial analyses, the two deceased persons are the inhabitants of the house. It is a father and his son. Investigation duties are still carried out.