News item. Fire in progress in central Paris, at least seven injured

News item. Fire in progress in central Paris, at least seven injured
News item. Fire in progress in central Paris, at least seven injured

The Bazar de l’Hôtel de Ville (BHV), one of the major Parisian brands, was closed and evacuated this Tuesday morning following a fire which broke out in a nearby apartment building.

The fire broke out around 8:45 a.m. in this building on rue de la Verrerie, located behind the department store in this district in the heart of the capital. A security perimeter was established by the police while around ten fire trucks were deployed.

Several injured

An initial report showed seven people injured, including five firefighters, confirming information from BFMTV.

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By mid-morning, a plume of smoke was emerging from the first floor of the building and flames were visible on the second floor of the building, which has six floors. Staff from the main BHV building, located on the sidewalk opposite the damaged building, gathered in a neighboring building and the department store remained closed.

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