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Big fire in Paris: Fire near the residence of the German ambassador

A major fire broke out in the immediate vicinity of the German ambassador in Paris. Passers-by should avoid the place.

Paris – In France, a major fire broke out in the center of Paris in the vicinity of the residence of the German ambassador. There were no victims, said a spokesman for the fire brigade on Sunday evening. 150 firefighters are on site to extinguish the fire. Attempts are being made to protect the ambassador’s residence from the flames. The burning building is a four-storey city palace, which is currently being worked on.

France: Major fire in Paris in the vicinity of the German ambassador’s residence

As the town hall of the 7th arrondissement announced on Twitter, there was a fire on the Rue de Lille and thus in the immediate vicinity of the Hôtel Beauharnais, which houses the residence of the German ambassador in Paris. The residence of the ambassador is to be distinguished from the German embassy, which in turn is on the other side of the Seine. The ambassador himself, Hans-Dieter Lucas, wrote on Twitter that rumors of a fire at his residence were false. The fire broke out on a neighboring construction site, he wrote and thanked the fire department.

Big fire in the center of Paris near the residence of the German ambassador

Passers-by should avoid the area around the fire, the town hall said. The address is around 300 meters from the Musée d’Orsay, a well-known art museum in the capital of France. Videos published on Twitter showed a house that had been on fire in the meantime, with scaffolding erected on its facade. According to broadcaster BFMTV, the building used to house the Ministry of Industry. (dpa)

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