Blaze postpones opening of revamped Paris Ritz hotel


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.