October 24, 2010 - Saint-Etienne du Rouvray (Rouen): A supermarket destroyed by fire
A fire, which did not cause victims, has totally destroyed a supermarket and shopping mall - employing a total of 50 persons - in the night from Saturday to Sunday at Saint-Etienne du Rouvray, near Rouen, it was learned Sunday from firefighters. Alerted at 2:20 for a fire in a skip, upon their arrival at the scene firefighters found themselves facing a "building fully engulfed," said the same source.
Some 70 firefighters and 15 vehicles were dispatched to the site where the fire ravaged the Intermarche store with a surface of 3,000 m2, according to reports.
The fire caused no victims, but fifty people find themselves temporarily unemployed, the source said. A police investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire.
October 24, 2010 - Saint-Maurice-de-Beynost (Ain): Fire at supermarket
Located in the town centre near the D 1084, the Dia supermarket was the victim of a fire in the night from Friday to Saturday.
It was 02.30 when the siren sounded. The firefighters extinguished the fire caused by burning pallets stored outside, behind the store. The pallets were next to the dustbins which the fire spread to, reaching the electric metres.
As a result, the supermarket will be closed all weekend and ten employees have been laid off.