Both locals including two levels housed a hardware store, a Cold Storage and a restaurant.The firefighters had to work hard to contain the flames. While trying to push a door hardware, a huge explosion will force them to retreat. Several small explosions will ensue putting pressure on already strained by the fire risk building, part of which is made of wood, collapsed.
Several gas cylinders, the flames have been removed, in extremis, the restaurant by firefighters. The police set up a device to divert traffic to the rue Royale. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire and the value of the damage is still unknown.
The building, located vis-à-vis the restaurant Lai Min houses a hardware store on the ground floor. The owner is none other than Raj Appadoo, the President of front-common shopkeepers of Mauritius.
The fire, whose origin is unknown for the time being, caused damage considerations. According to Raj Appadoo, which intervened in the Journal of 9 am on Radio Plus, the losses are estimated at Rs 5 million. "The building was completely destroyed. All my stock that was on the floor was was destroyed, "he says. He adds that it is the oldest building in the rue Royale. This date, according to him, 1830.
Once the alert, firefighters in the capital went on site. Colleagues Coromandel and Quatre-Bornes were called in reinforcements. The fire was contained shortly before 9 am.
The police set up detours "Motorists should use streets and Remy Ollier Joseph River and head towards the street SSR (ex-Desforges)," said the inspector Ashock Mathar.