On Sunday afternoon, fire broke out in Aubervilliers, Seine-Saint-Denis. Firefighters report seven serious injuries, including five children in "absolute emergency". Among these seven wounded was also a woman who was particularly affected and whose vital prognosis was recorded Sunday night, we learned from firefighters in Paris. Another resident suffered a heart attack, but was able to be saved.
Fifteen people were slightly affected, including ten policemen who came to try to evacuate residents.
According to a police source, residents' homes went through the windows to escape the flames and fumes and some fled on the roof.
The fire broke out at around 7 pm local time, under the eaves of a two-story building on rue 52 Landy, and required the intervention of a hundred firefighters, the prefecture said.
Firefighters, aided by forty trucks, managed to get the flames under control around 7:30 PM and fully describe the incident around 9 o'clock in the evening, they said.
The causes of the fire are Unspecified and members of the scientific police were on site on Sunday evening to carry out the first investigations.
On Twitter Gérard Collomb welcomed the "exemplary mobilization" of firefighters and police and he directed his "(…) to the wounded and in the hospital."
This is the second deadly fire in Aubervilliers in less than one month. On July 30, a fire in a building in the municipality caused the death of a mother and her three children while nine people had been injured.
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A 10-year-old child, suspected of having caused the incident by playing with a lighter and a cloth in the building, in this case was charged. Punishment not responsible for his age, he was forced to a degree of distance from the city.
In the evening, the communist mayor of Aubervilliers, Meriem Derkaoui, also praised the "courage" of firefighters and services Municipalities declare that "the occupation conditions [aient] remain to be clarified."