In the night from Saturday to Sunday, a fire broke out on the ground floor of the bar “L’habitude” place Jean-Catelas (place de la gare) in Chauny. A passer-by who spotted the start of the disaster was able to alert the manager, Jean-Louis Couvreur, who lives upstairs. The latter was thus able to evacuate the premises while the fire was growing. The Chaun firefighters have circumscribed the disaster before it extends strongly to the floor and to the adjoining dwellings. Desolation scene this Sunday morning, with all the bar furniture out on the sidewalk, seats and devices ravaged by fire, behind the security perimeter installed by the police. A gendarmerie investigation is underway to determine the causes of the incident.