Blaze postpones opening of revamped Paris Ritz hotel

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The cause of the fire, which struck the seventh floor of the building in central Paris and spread through the attic to the roof, was not immediately known.

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Flames ripped through the top floor of the luxury Ritz Paris hotel on Tuesday, as around 60 firefighters battled to put out a fire which threatened the work of a three-and-a-half-year restoration programme just weeks ahead of a planned re-opening, reports Reuters.