A major fire broke out on Monday night in a hangar in Schaerbeek, between Aerschot and Brabant streets. No injuries were reported, according to Pierre Meys, spokesman for the Bruxelles fire service.
The Bruxelles-Nord police precinct, which covers Schaerbeek as well as Evere and Saint-Josse-ten-Noode), said later that the situation was under control. About 10 homes were evacuated.
The fire broke out around 7.20 p.m. on the roof of a hangar at the corner of Aerschot Street and Brabant Street. According to the police, the building was being renovated. It spread very quickly and caused a huge cloud of smoke that was visible for many kilometres. Surrounding streets were closed to traffic.
The fire, which reportedly caused considerable damage, was brought under control by 9.00 p.m.