Brussels’ World Trade Center has caught fire, and a video of the fire is circulating on Twitter. The fire video shows a lot of dark grey smoke rising from the top of Brussels’ World Trade Center. There aren’t a lot of details available yet, although news reports indicate that no injuries or deaths have been reported with the blaze yet.
According to news reports from Belgian media outlets, the Brussels fire brigade is on the scene of the blaze. Firefighters were called to the scene at around 3:45 p.m. local time. The fire is very small. The video of the fire that’s circulating on social media shows a crane moving a bucket toward the top floor away from the tower.
The fire broke out in one of the technical rooms of one of the World Trade Center Towers in Brussels-North. The fire started on the 27th floor of the World Trade Center. A spokesman for the Brussels fire brigade said insulation material on the top floor of the Brussels World Trade Center caught fire.
He added that they have not yet determined what caused the fire. No one has been injured in the blaze.
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The World Trade Center is a group of skyscrapers located at the corner of Albert II Boulevard and Simon Bolivar Bolivard in the city’s Northern Quarter. The center’s three towers are among Belgium’s tallest towers. They’re located in the center of Brussels’ business district.
Originally, the center was planned to have eight towers built around the corner of Albert II Boulevard and Simon Bolivar Boulevard. The two on the southeastern corner of the intersection were later named the Proximus Towers, while the two on the northeastern side were called the North Galaxy Towers.
Construction crews have been working in towers I and II to remove asbestos. The Flemish government wants to employ some 4,000 workers starting in 2023.