Fire in Nantes

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I’ve been spoiled with photo-ops lately! A demonstration, the annual street market, the carnival (that I skipped)… and now a huge fire. Nantes is definitely the place to be in March-April!

Yesterday afternoon, I smelled smoke in the street but I couldn’t figure out where it was coming from. But today, when I went grocery shopping in the morning, I realized most streets a block away from my parents’ place were blocked with dozens of fire trucks, and that firefighters were working hard.

I don’t read local news and I was the only one puzzled (and half-asleep) in the crowd of bystanders. Apparently, a fire in a restaurant had started on Sunday and was still going strong. Add to that the fact that the restaurant was in a semi-underground mall between to pedestrian streets and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.

Thankfully, there were no victims but the streets are still blocked a day later and the fire isn’t completely contained yet.

Fire in Nantes

Fire in Nantes

Fire in Nantes

Fire in Nantes

Fire in Nantes

Fire in Nantes

Fire in Nantes

Fire in Nantes

Fire in Nantes

Fire in Nantes

Fire in Nantes

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French woman in English Canada. World citizen, new mom, traveler, translator, writer and photographer. Looking for comrades to start a new revolution.

12 Comments

  1. Salut Zhu,

    Could there be a job for Zhu taking photos of events for a newspaper? Maybe the firemen thought that this was the press covering the fire!

    Thank goodness; no victims.

    • People don’t usually like seeing cameras around them, but I usually don’t say anything–with a bit of luck, they do think I’m la presse locale 😆

  2. Wow, Nantes seems to be a very happening city! And it looks rather warm too, compared to here, when winter finally decided to make an appearance.

  3. Ma parole, tu as le gène Hollywoodien, c’est pas possible ! Après le chicken-bus race et l’accident de bateau, voilà l’incendie… Les ondes te suivent, Zhu, fais attention ! ^^

    • Et oui, les pays devraient me payer pour ne pas que je les visite! Bon, n’ai pas peur quand on se verra à Ottawa, hein 😉

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