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7 People Die, 28 Others Injured In Paris Building Fire by Ngincome(m): 12:56pm On Feb 05, 2019
Seven people have died and several others seriously injured in a fire which ripped through a building in a wealthy Paris neighbourhood on Monday night.

The blaze in the French capital’s trendy 16th arrondissement also left 27 people including three firefighters with minor injuries.

“The toll could still increase because the fire is still in progress on the 7th and 8th floors” of the eight-storey block, fire service spokesman Captain Clement Cognon told AFP at the scene.

Described by firefighters as a “scene of incredible violence”, the blaze started at about 1:00 am (0000 GMT). Its cause is so far unknown. Some of those affected scrambled on to nearby roofs to escape the smoke and flames, and needed to be rescued by fire crews.

Captain Cognon added: “We had to carry out many rescues, including some people who had taken refuge on the roofs. Thirty people were evacuated on ladders.” At approximately 5:00 am (0400 GMT), fire crews had finished evacuating the block on rue Erlanger but were still fighting the flames.

Two adjacent buildings were also evacuated as a precaution and local officials were on site to help find housing for residents who could not go back to their homes. Around 200 firefighters were still at the scene in the early hours of Tuesday, battling the blaze and treating the injured.

Several streets of the chic neighbourhood were cordoned off by police and fire crews, and an AFP journalist said a strong smell of smoke was in the air.


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