The HEC campus in Yvelines hit by fire

A fire which broke out around 9 p

The HEC campus in Yvelines hit by fire

A fire which broke out around 9 p.m., Tuesday, October 3, on the HEC campus in Jouy-en-Josas (Yvelines) was extinguished shortly before 11 p.m., and caused no casualties, it was reported. the Yvelines prefecture.

At midnight, firefighters were still on the scene and the fire did not spread “to the adjoining buildings,” added this source. There are nearly sixty people involved in the disaster, Yvelines firefighters said.

Some 150 people were evacuated and the fire extended from 400 to 500 m2 in a building of 800 m2, said a source close to the matter.

A conference by Jacques Attali interrupted

According to a police source, the fire started in an amphitheater. Videos and photos posted on X (formerly Twitter) show a building ravaged by heavy flames and a thick plume of black smoke rising.

According to the HEC YouTube channel, economist Jacques Attali gave a conference at the famous business school this Tuesday evening. In the video of the conference, a student interrupts the debate to invite people to come out, indicating that a “major fire” has broken out in the Blondeau amphitheater on campus.

The business school founded in 1881 and based in Jouy-en-Josas since 1964, welcomes 4,500 students as well as 8,000 executives and business leaders in continuing education.