Second fire near French sushi factory deemed suspicious by locals

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Could a second fire – just 500m away from Delpierre’s accident – be a case of arson?

In February, part of French Delpierre’s sushi factory in Boulogne-sur-Mer in the north coast of France went up in flames.

The fire didn’t cause any casualties or injuries but the cause of it is yet unknown. Delpierre’s management announced shortly after that production could resume as early as March in a cold storage warehouse in nearby Capécure.

On Wednesday night, another major fire broke out just 500m from Delpierre’s site, destroying a 200 m2 warehouse, reports La Voix Du Nord.

Mayor of Boulogne Frédéric Cuvillier said that both fires were not comparable as last night’s fire happened at the empty unused site.

However, sources who have premises near to the fire told reporters they believed that was a case of arson because “there was no electricity or gas inside”.

An investigation is ongoing.