By Bunmi Adigun @Bunmi_Adigun
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Located in rural France, the fire engine graveyard is what could only be described as the last resting place for old fire engines - with some being 100 years old.
Covered in years of dust the old-school vehicles transport you back to a time in early automotive history with some of the trucks dating back to the early 20th century.
Belgian photographer and urban explorer, Michel Vincent, 55, managed to locate the warehouse that is home to the firetrucks after hearing rumours of the ‘cemetery’.
He said: “I first saw a picture of the place with my friend and we started looking for information about it. After searching on the internet we finally found the location.”
Michel first got into urban exploring three years ago and combined it with his passion for photography after an injury forced him to take it more seriously.
He said: “I was a jogger and I bought myself a little camera to take pictures with during my jogs. I had to stop running for a few months due to back pain and that’s when I took more of an interest in photography.
“I bought a good camera and started to search for old buildings, houses and churches and I haven’t run since.”
The warehouse was set up by French authorities as a means to preserve a piece of firefighting history.
Several secret locations around the country are used to store the disused trucks in the hopes that one day they can be placed in a museum.
And since taking the pictures the photographer was shocked to find on his return to the warehouse that the trucks were gone.
He said: “The warehouse is completely empty now, I don’t know where they put all of the trucks.”