A large building has caught fire on the Boulevard des Capucines in Paris’ 9th arrondissement.
Images posted on social media show plumes of black smoke coming out of the old haussmanian building as fire engines attend to the blaze.
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— Chroniqueur Sportif (@CyrilleGuichon) November 20, 2021
It is not yet clear what the cause of the fire was.
French police have advised the public to stay away from the area to allow access for fire engines.
We will be updating this story as we get more information.