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France : at Least ten Dead in a fire in a Paris high-rise

In the case of a serious fire in a Paris apartment house, the investigators of arson. A resident of the house has been arrested, said the Paris Prosecutor Remy

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France : at Least ten Dead in a fire in a Paris high-rise

In the case of a serious fire in a Paris apartment house, the investigators of arson. A resident of the house has been arrested, said the Paris Prosecutor Remy Heitz. At least ten people were killed and more than 30 people were in the fire in the 16. District (district) violated. People tried to save themselves in a panic in front of the blazing flames.

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The fire broke out in the night to Tuesday. Up in the morning hours, the firemen fought against the flames, about 200 emergency workers were on the site. By about 7.00 p.m. the fire was under control. The fire guards had to evacuate the eight-storey residential building completely. Also, several buildings in the neighborhood of the Rue Erlanger in the West of the city were evacuated. Because the fire broke out in a building in the courtyard, came the fire brigade with their cars in the yard. "When we arrived, blazed in the fire already, on several floors," said fire Department spokesman Valérian Fuet of the German press Agency. "The residents were at the Windows and on the roof." The use is particularly dangerous, because in the courtyard just hand ladders could be used.
In the vicinity of the house, the police arrested in the early hours of the morning a woman who lived in the house. She was in police custody, Prosecutor Heitz. It will be determined due to arson. The woman should have had, therefore, mental problems. Neighbors said, the fire was a quarrel. The 40-Year-old is said to have been under the influence of alcohol, and I want to drive away with the car, as the police have you arrested, reported several media.

The fire was up in the morning hours.Photo: Christophe Ena, and Reuters

The mayor of the French capital, Anne Hidalgo, spoke to the relatives their condolences. "I would like to Express my deep sadness and my full support," she wrote on Twitter. Hidalgo thanked him also for the firefighters that would have once risked their lives.

In January, four people were killed in gas explosion

in January, a gas explosion in a house in the middle of the centre of Paris, four people lost their lives, including two firefighters. To came the Explosion, then in a bakery, dozens of people suffered injuries. Adjacent houses were evacuated, some were about to collapse. (dpa)

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