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Firefighter dies battling blaze at Sheraton Hotel in Brussels
A firefighter died on Wednesday morning during an intervention against a fire on the construction site of the former Sheraton Hotel in Place Rogier, said Brussels firefighters.
The blaze broke out around 3:30 in a technical room, reports RTBF. Almost 300 residents of the nearby Thon hotel were evacuated and taken to another establishment.
The fire has caused numerous traffic diversions in the area. The Rogier metro station was evacuated at around 6.00 and metro, tram and bus services temporarily suspended at the station.
Bus lines 46, 58, 61 and 88 have been diverted. Line 88 remains in service but is not stopping at Rogier. Metro lines 2 and 6, as well as trams 3, 4, 25 and 55 are no longer stopping at Rogier. Road traffic has also been diverted.
Photo: Sheraton Hotel, Place Rogier (c) Brussels Hotel Association