PARIS: ‘ FIRE BREAKS OUT IN FRANCE’S PUBLIC RADIO HQ AND STAFF WERE EVACUATED ‘

#AceWorldNews – PARIS – October 31 – A fire broke out at France’s public radio headquarters in Paris on Friday, forcing live programmes off the air as staff evacuated the vast Paris complex where major building work has been under-way.

Public radio complex in Paris on fire, staff evacuated

Public radio complex in Paris on fire, staff evacuated

“The fire is not put out but it is under control,” said Paris fire brigade spokesman Gabriel Plus, adding that there were no victims and that there was no longer any risk of the fire spreading to other parts of the building.

Photographs circulating on Twitter shortly after the fire broke out showed thick black smoke billowing from upper floors of the building on the banks of the Seine river in the western part of the French capital.

“Staff … had to be evacuated because of a fire,” said a Twitter message from France Info, one of several public radio channels housed at the building, the Maison de la Radio.

A fire broke out at France’s public radio headquarters in Paris on Friday, forcing live programs off the air, Reuters said.

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