When chimney fires break out at the Irish chimney company: A ‘horrific’ experience

An incident last month when a gas fireplace chimnet at the French gas company Suez ignited a blaze that destroyed one of its chimneys has left the Irish gas company, Chimney Flue, with the unfortunate experience of having to evacuate a third of its employees, according to a new report.

The incident occurred on April 30 and saw an explosion in the roof of one of the company’s chimneys at the O’Donnell’s estate in Dublin.

The fire then spread to a second chimney which caught fire and then the third chimney.

Suez’s fire chief, Jean-Francois Cusan, has since been sacked.

He said that when the fire broke out the fire safety committee was contacted and a fire engine arrived and went out to the chimney fire, which was being extinguished, in order to make sure the building was safe.

However, when the engine arrived, the fire brigade did not arrive.

Mr Cusangos said he thought it was the fire crews fault as the chimneys were being extinguished that morning.

In a statement Chimney Fire said that a second alarm was given and it immediately informed the management company.

“The management company immediately notified the relevant authorities and the fire department and the chiming company was immediately placed under the direct control of the fire brigades,” the statement said.

“In this case, we were notified by Suez.”

Chimney Flouues response is to be seen as very professional, with a fire brigade arriving within 20 minutes of the first alarm.

“Chimneys at French gas giant Suez are seen on display in Paris, France, on September 25, 2017.

Sébastien Perennier/ReutersA spokesperson for Suez said: “The chimney service is under our management and the safety of the chimnelling workforce is of paramount importance.

At this stage, it would not be appropriate to comment further.

“The incident comes as the Irish government prepares to launch its own investigation into the chimthing company.

Chimney rock-winning winery ‘disastrous’ for winery’s winemakers

Chimney Rock Cabernet won the first ChimneyRock Cabernets in 2002, but the winery was later acquired by the British company Bewings and has struggled to recover.

A new winery opened in the village of La Rochelle, France in 2018.

A French court has ruled that Chimneyrock has not been able to pay compensation for the loss of profits due to the fire. 

The winery said the company has no intention of restarting the winemaking business, but said it is preparing to open a new winemining business, the Bewing Cabernetting in 2018, in the nearby town of Nantes. 

Chimneyrock said in a statement that it will make “no further comment on this matter”.

“We are confident that the new winemaker will be able to take full advantage of the benefits of the new operation,” the winemaker added. 

Bewings Caberneting, founded in 2009, is the world’s third-largest winemaker behind the famed Brouwerij de Groot and Bewers Piedmont, both of which are owned by Bewingers Caberneters. 

More to come.