The Brussels Fire Brigade says the smoke residents reported over the Brussels Canal this afternoon is the result of an electrical fire.
“Electrical cables in a technical void under the Sainctelette bridge are burning,” said Walter Derieuw, spokesperson for the Brussels Fire Brigade.
They are currently waiting for the power to be cut before using foam to extinguish the fire. Local residents may experience power outages as a result.
Traffic on the Sainctelette Bridge has been cut off in either direction while the issue is dealt with.
UPDATE (6:30 PM): The fire has been completely extinguished. The Sainctelette bridge in the direction of the suburb remains closed until further notice in order to complete a structural stability check.
Photo from Walter Derieuw
The Brussels Times