After a brush fire brokeout along the A51 motorway in Sisteron in the direction Gap-Aix-en-Provence, firefighters received numerous calls. Around thirty firefighters responded to the call. The disaster was heading towards the hotel "Les Chenes", which is located near the industrial zone of "La Meteline".
Firefighters from Sisteron, Digne-les-Bains and Chateau-Arnoux came from Peyruis, Chateau-Arnoux and Laragne-Monteglin. They were aided by a weak breeze at the scene. The fire had burned 1,500m2 of brushwood and was under control by the time they arrived at the scene. At this time, the cause of the accident remains unknown.