Huge fire breaks out at French Marine Harvest plant

A massive fire has destroyed Marine Harvest Kritsen in Landivisiau, Brittany, France last night. 

Fire services worked through the night to put out the fire, which is now only currently under control, but still extremely dangerous.

Dramatic footage shows the extent of the blaze.

The fire quickly spread and destroyed the near totality of the buildings – notably the 7000m² smoke house responsible for production of 10,000 tonnes of salmon a year according to French news site France Blue.

75 fire officers and 22 vehicules were deployed on the scene. The Codis (Centre opérationnel départemental d’incendie et de secours), the fire authority in charge, said that ‘the main fire” is out, for now, but officiers are still observing.

None of the 150 employees who were at the site have been harmed according to the Finistère prefecture. However, two firefighters have been slightly injured.


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