The fire that broke out on Friday 9 February 2024, before 5 p.m., on the roof of the Chamonix swimming pool led to the evacuation of about 55 people. There were no casualties, but the building remains closed until further notice.
Forced to go barefoot and in swimsuits to the restaurant next door... The swimmers who were in the pool at the Richard-Bozon Sports Centre will remember this Friday, 9 February for a long time.
At around 5 p.m., a fire, probably of human origin though not necessarily by intent, broke out on the roof of the building.
Impressive flames burned some of the roofing tar covers the convex roof of the structure, resulting in a large release of black smoke, visible from almost everywhere in the centre of Chamonix.
The alarm, which went off instantly, allowed the immediate evacuation of the 40 adults and 15 children who were inside the swimming pool, well supervised by the staff of the community of municipalities of the valley. As a result, no casualties were reported.