Translation of tweet: “Fire on construction site near North Station, there are still people on the roof. Hopefully everyone will be safe soon.”
“Our people are still at the scene. The fire originated in an empty building. They are currently evaluating if asbestos was released, but that has not been confirmed yet,” said Walter Derieuw, the spokesperson of the Brussels fire brigade.
The mayor of Schaerbeek, Bernard Clerfayt, has arrived at the scene as well, according to Derieuw.