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Fire in Paris, Boulevard desItaliens: the victims trapped, how the fire spread

Three people lost their lives in a fire which broke out on Monday night à Tuesday, in a building in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris.

During the night of Monday 29 to Tuesday 30 April 2024, around 4 a.m., a fire broke out. in a building on Boulevard des Italians, in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris. The 6th and 7th floors of the building would be affected. According to the first elements of the investigation, it could be a ;part of fire following à a gas leak. "The fire would have gone upé by the service staircase" reports Le Parisien. Firefighters are still on site this Tuesday morning. 

Three deaths and an absolute emergency

According to a first report communicated; by the district mayor, Ariel Weil, to Le Parisien, three people died. "A person is also in absolute emergency " the Lariboisière" specifies a police source at BFMTV. Three other people are in relative emergency, including two firefighters injured during their intervention. 

The mayor of Paris Center indicated; that traffic was still interrupted and the area remains closed. Avoid. The Paris police chief, Laurent Nunez, must go to the scene. The Paris Center Est police station is in charge of the investigations, indicatedé the parquet floor. 

"An old building with a burning stairwell"

According to the first elements of the investigation, it could be' #39;a fire broke out following a fire a gas leak. The fire would have started on the ground floor before the gas spread to the upper floors. a complex fire, in an old building with a burning stairwell" explained Ariel Weil à BFMTV. The three victims were killed. trapped on the top floor of the building, inside a room.

"The stairwell leading to this room located on the top floor of the building was on fire. The firefighters were only able to access it later and discover these three people trapped with bars on the windows. The firefighters carried out the task. rescues from roofs" indicates the chosen one. In the columns of Le Parisien, a witness specifies that there are "not many housing units in this building, mainly offices&quot ;. According to daily information, the victims were indeed in an apartment located in the city. under the attic. 

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116