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14 Dec 2019 | 09:16 AM UTC

France: Fire reported near Le Havre December 14

France News Alert

A fire broke out at Gonfreville-l’Orcher refinery near Le Havre December 14; residual transportation disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/14/2019, 12:00 AM until 12/15/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION France, Le Havre, Gonfreville-l'Orcher


A fire ignited around 04:00 (local time) in an oil refinery at Gonfreville-l'Orcher near Le Havre (Normandy), on Saturday, December 14. According to police officials, no casualties have been reported and the situation is under control as of 07:20. The source of the fire remains unknown.

Avoid the area of the fire and anticipate localized transportation disruptions in the coming hours.  


Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the fire, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities (e.g. road closures, evacuation notices, etc.).


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