The fire services of the Walloon Brabant province stated that a major house fire broke out on Thursday evening in Court-Saint-Étienne, near Nivelles.
Shortly before 20:00, firefighters from the Nivelles and Wavre stations were dispatched to a property located on Rue de Villers, in the southern part of the Walloon commune.
Starting, for a yet unknown reason still unknown, in a private garage, it then spread to the house. The building's five residents had to be evacuated but no one was hurt. The firemen's involvement ended at 01:00 on Friday morning.
The damage, however, is substantial, and the house is now uninhabitable. The residents have been rehoused.