Saturday, December 31, 2016

Three dead including two children in a house fire near Paris, Le Figaro

The fire occurred in an apartment in Fontenay-sous-Bois. A third child of about eight years in a state of “serious”, according to firefighters.

Three people, including two children of three and six years, probably of the same family, died Saturday night in a fire in their apartment in Fontenay-sous-Bois near Paris. “A third child of about eight years was saved in extremis of the flames in the same apartment” and is located in a state “serious”, said the spokesperson of the fire brigade of Paris, Gabriel More. The fire, however, is “controlled”, “there is more spread,” and other units “were not affected”, he added.

The fire occurred after 18 hours in the apartment on the 13th floor of a tower that comprises a total of 18 in this town of Val-de-Marne, to the east of the capital. According to le Parisien, it would have happened at 5, rue Jean-Macé. Lieutenant-colonel More has indicated that a fifty firemen were mobilized and were conducting reconnaissance missions in the rest of the building.


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