The safety measures in place at the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula in Brussels were checked on Tuesday during an in-depth review of the site by the Brussels fire service. The inspections took place a few days after the fire in Notre-Dame de Paris, but were planned for the not so distant future, said a spokesperson for the fire service.
The Brussels cathedral has six separate fire hydrants which allow firefighters to immediately obtain water in the event of an emergency. The connections were checked on Tuesday.
The checking operation comes a week after the fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. “It has accelerated things a little,” explained Walter Derieuw, the spokesman for the Brussels fire service.
The Brussels Times