The fire broke out on Saturday, June 11, shortly before 11:30 a.m. in the kitchen of an apartment on the ground floor located at 46, cour Jean-Cassou, not far from the rue du Clou-Bouchet, in Niort. About twenty firefighters were quickly mobilized. Representatives of Enedis, police officers and the elected officials of the local government were also present. In this old two-story building, the fire was quickly brought under control. Nevertheless, smoke spread to nearby apartments. Two people were evacuated.