The acrid smell of smoke was felt in several neighboring districts.
A violent fire broke out this Sunday evening, shortly before 10 p.m., rue Le Brun, at the corner of avenue des Gobelins, in the 13th arrondissement of Paris.
Quickly, many resources were deployed by the Paris Fire Brigade (BSPP).
Faced with the multiplication of calls from residents, the firefighters sent a large number of agents to the scene.
A total of 150 firefighters were mobilized, as well as 11 fire hoses (able to project 500 litres/min each).
Violent #fire Avenue des #Gobelins #Paris13
Fire still not under control!
Firefighters mobilized for almost an hour.@BFMParis pic.twitter.com/U4okPXXtlX
— Othmane Marhaben (@OthmaneMBN) August 14, 2022
The emergency services reported, at midnight, a victim slightly injured.
It would be a resident of this Haussmann building completely destroyed by the flames, except for a Franprix store located on the ground floor.
Spread to neighboring buildings, including a retirement home, was avoided.
All of its occupants were rounded up, but not evacuated.
— salutoss_ (@salutoss__) August 14, 2022
A report which remains provisional, the fire not being completely extinguished at midnight.
“Precautions must be taken, as we are having difficulty identifying people who may have been at the scene over this long weekend.
It is not excluded that we find the bodies of victims later, ”explains to the Parisian, cautious, an officer of the BSPP.
"At this stage and subject to subsequent discovery, no deceased victim has been identified," confirms the Paris police headquarters.
Congratulations to @PompiersParis The fire seems under control.
#fire #Paris13 #Gobelins #firefighters pic.twitter.com/QM0xFtANH2
— Léa Toucher (@leatoucher) August 14, 2022
On social networks, the impressive images of the flames which ravage, at first, the lower floors, have multiplied.
Others show the blaze increasing in intensity and spreading to the upper floors, up to the roof.
The police have closed the circulation of these two axes.
The Paris Samu also moved.
An investigation will have to determine the exact causes of this fire.