Ile-de-France. A fire in a building in the heart of Paris has left at least three dead


The fire broke out in a building in the center of Paris, Boulevard des Italiens (IIE arrondissement), at night from Monday to Tuesday. At least three people died, according to police sources and the district’s mayor, Ariel Weil.

According to initial information, the victims were found shortly before eight o’clock in the morning in the attic apartment at sevenE and the top floor of the building.

The victims “couldn’t climb out of the window because of the burglar bars to prevent a break in from the roof,” Ariel Weil said. “Around ten other people staying on the same floor were rescued by firefighters who intervened through the roof. »

Possible gas leak

The fire apparently started in the apartment after a “gas leak,” according to an elected official, on X and a police source.

According to several police sources, the slightly injured person was taken to the hospital. And two firefighters were reportedly injured in the attack.

The main axis of the capital

Police Chief Laurent Nuñez at the scene, whose remarks he reports Parisianspecifies that the building consists mainly of offices, “two to three rental apartments” and “mainly rooms for maids” on the top floor.

A large number of firefighters and law enforcement officers were still on the scene as of midday Tuesday, and traffic was blocked.

The Boulevard des Italians is the main axis of the capital, connecting the Grands Boulevards with the Opera district and the Boulevard Haussman and its department stores.

Another fire kills one person in the 15th arrondissement

Another fatal fire, which occurred on the 15th, was reported to the Paris prosecutor’s officeE district, in the southwest of the capital “A dead person aged around sixty was found, another is in absolute distress and two are in relative distress,” the indictment specified. The deceased person is a woman, according to another police source, who specifies that “the fire appears to have started” in her home.

The investigation into the causes of death and injuries was entrusted to the XV police stationE district.

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