The fire broke out in a building Sunday night, a month after another deadly fire in Aubervilliers.
Seven people, including five children, were seriously injured on Sunday evening during a fire in an apartment building in Aubervilliers. In addition, sixteen people were slightly affected, mainly by the fumes, including ten police officers and a firefighter who tried to evacuate the residents.
A disaster of unknown origin
Among the victims, a woman was particularly affected: she had a heart attack but could be revived. His life was a prognostic Sunday night, according to the Brigade of Firemen of Paris (BSPP). Injured children are taken care of in hospitals in the Paris region. Four of them were hospitalized in Garches in the Hauts-de-Seine and the fifth in Necker, in Paris.
The fire started on Sunday, beginning of the evening around 7 pm, for reasons that are still unknown under the eaves of a modest two-story building that houses a supermarket on the ground floor. According to a police source, some residents of the house went through the windows to escape the flames and fumes and some sought refuge on the roof.
In total, this fire required the mobilization of a hundred firefighters. Helped by about 40 trucks, they managed to keep the flames under control at 7:30 pm and to prevent fire from spreading to adjacent buildings and the roof. But it was not until around 9 pm that the disaster had been fully described.
Second fire in less than a month
On Sunday evening, members of the scientific police were on site to conduct initial investigations to obtain information about the causes of the incident.
In a tweet, Minister of Home Affairs Gerard Collomb praised the exemplary mobilization & # 39; of firefighters and police and he sent his & # 39; first thoughts & # 39; to the wounded.
This serious fire is the second to hit this city of Seine-Saint-Denis in less than a month. On July 30, a fire on the 17th floor of a council building in the city resulted in the death of a 33-year-old pregnant mother and her three children aged 18 months to 6 years. Nine people were injured. The government paid tribute to local youths who saved lives by climbing up to save residents.
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"Aubervilliers hit by a serious fire," said the mayor (PCF) of the city, Meriem Derkaoui on Twitter, referring to "a private home whose conditions of occupation have yet to be clarified." "My thoughts go out to the victims and their families and the municipal services are currently working hard to help the victims," she added.