On Wednesday, a woman died after a fire broke out in a house in the Rue du Collège, near Place Flagey in the Brussels municipality of Ixelles.
It was only during the clean-up after the fire had been put out that the body of a woman was found in the burnt-out flat, the Brussels fire service reported. "Our thoughts are with the next of kin and the family of the deceased."
It reportedly concerns an inhabitant of the flat, according to local media.
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The fire service was called for a house fire around 11:20, and determined on arrival that the fire was situated on the first floor, and had extended through a dome to the rear facade and the backside of the roof. Smoke was visible in many parts of the neighbourhoods.
The fire service managed to prevent the fire from spreading to the adjoining houses, but had to demolish a part of the roof to do so.
The possible cause of the fire is not yet known.