The fire broke out overnight from Friday to Saturday.
A person died in the north of Nice (Alpes-Maritimes) in the fire of a thirteen-storey residence.
According to France Bleu, three other people were injured, one of whom is in absolute emergency.
The building was evacuated.
Building occupants evacuated by large ladder https://t.co/wvvbOLvvx0 pic.twitter.com/6Dhb0j3Fox
— michel bernouin (@bernouin) November 25, 2022
The fire started in a fourth floor apartment.
Eighty firefighters were mobilized to bring the blaze under control and three large ladders were deployed.
This Saturday morning, a “pump machine” was still on site, indicates Nice-Matin.
“I immediately got my children out of bed”
200 people were evacuated from the building.
One of them tells Franceinfo how she "felt the smell of smoke": "I leaned over, I saw smoke coming out of the apartment below, I immediately took my children out bed.
(…) When I wanted to open the front door and go out, the building was already filled with smoke”.
His family was evacuated in a basket.
Alongside the firefighters of @sdis_06, who are fighting a fire at 22 Comte de Falicon in Nice-Nord.
The evacuation of tenants is in progress.
We're on site with @cestrosi.#Nice06 pic.twitter.com/55z5BGL4xP
— Anthony Borre (@anthony_borre) November 25, 2022
“Thank you to the very many firefighters and law enforcement, mobilized on this fire”, tweeted Christian Estrosi, mayor of Nice, who went to the school where the evacuees were sheltered.
The cause of the accident is not yet known.
If the flames remained limited inside the original apartment, the smoke then spread widely in the building, hence the large number of injured, said the emergency services, which intervened at 10:30 p.m. Friday evening .