A fire broke out this Tuesday in the middle of the day in Aubervilliers (Seine-Saint-Denis). The town hall of the city located northeast of Paris reports that the fire is located at the intersection of boulevard Félix Faure and rue Sadi-Carnot. A textile underwear warehouse caught fire behind Motul, an engine lubricants company. The municipality asks to avoid the area to facilitate the intervention of the rescue.
⚠️ Fire in progress rue Sadi Carnot/avenue Félix Faure.
The emergency services are on site 🚒
Thank you to avoid the area to facilitate the intervention of the firefighters.
It would be a warehouse that caught fire (behind Motul)
The metro station Aimé Césaire is closed. pic.twitter.com/NMcJZ74xgp
— Aubervilliers (@aubervilliers93) May 30, 2023
The Paris police headquarters, competent for the departments bordering the capital, asks not to overload the telephone lines, the rescue operation is already underway. "As a precautionary measure, be sure to keep your windows closed," adds the police authority.
The importance of this fire makes it visible from several kilometers, as shown in this webcam.
🔥 A major #incendie is underway in a warehouse in #Aubervilliers. Our webcam shows the impressive plume of smoke that the northeast wind directs over #Paris! - https://t.co/AbFuu5f3Ir pic.twitter.com/q96oT8aSry
— Guillaume Séchet (@Meteovilles) May 30, 2023
A hundred firefighters and about forty machines from the Paris Fire Brigade are on site, helped by the Sdis du Val-d'Oise. A large security perimeter has been set up on both sides of the Saint-Denis canal bridge, and in particular just in front of the Aimé-Césaire metro station on metro line 12. The metro was still in service at 14:10 p.m.
Questioned on BFMTV, the mayor of the city, Karine Franclet, ensures that "no victim is to be deplored" and that the employees of the disaster sites have been evacuated.