Keyword: fire

Italian freighter sunk in fire off France carried 'dangerous materials'

An Italian-owned cargo ship carrying thousands of vehicles from Germany to Morocco when it caught fire and sank about 260 kilometres off France's Atlantic Coast on Tuesday, was also transporting 45 containers of "dangerous materials", French regional maritime authorities have confirmed.

Ten dead and many injured in Paris apartment block fire

One person has been arrested after the blaze in the 16th arrondissement, near the Parc des Princes football stadium in south-west of capital.

At least two dead, 22 injured, in fire at French ski resort Courchevel

A fire which swept rapidly through a building housing seasonal workers at the French Alpine ski resort of Courchevel on Sunday morning left at least two people dead and another 22 injured.

Seven critical after residential block fire in Paris suburb

Seven people, including five children, were reported to have suffered life-threatening injuries, and 15 others, including ten police officers, also received medical attention after a fire broke out in a three-storey building in the Paris suburb of Aubervilliers, just one month after a mother and her three children died in a blaze in another residential building in the same district.

Family dispute suspected after five found dead in SW France flat

Two couples and a child were found dead in an apartment in the town of Pau, south-west France, after neighbours reported smoke coming from inside it and seeing blood on a window.

Motorbike burns out in front of Jordanian military mission in Paris

An investigation is underway to establish whether a motorbike that was destroyed by flames which spread to a diplomatic behicle in front of the Jordanian military mission in Paris early Wednesday was set on fire deliberately.

France plans new cladding law after London tower block disaster

Top fire regulations official says following Grenfell fire  no building over 28 metres in France will be allowed to be clad in flammable material.

Suspected arson attack on Front National offices in central Paris

A fire at the entrance to the presidential election campaign offices of the far-right party's leader and candidate Marine Le Pen close to the Elysée Palace caused minor damage in what police said was a suspected arson attack. 

Fire destroys Grand-Synthe migrant camp near Dunkirk

At least ten people were reported injured among the camp's more than 1,000 residents when the blaze, which broke out following fighting between Afghans and Kurds, levelled its closely packed wooden huts.

France carnival explosion injures up to 18

A mother and her child are among those seriously injured and the town's mayor was also hurt when a bonfire exploded at Villepinte, near Paris.

Wildfires near Marseille contained

More than 1,500 firefighters tackled blazes which had sprung up in scrubland north of the southern city, injuring three people.

Fires across southen France injure 4 firefighters, hundreds evacuated

Hundreds of children and adults were evacuated from leisure centres and homes north of Marseille while four fire crew were hurt near Béziers.

At least 13 dead in birthday party disaster at bar in France

Fire in Rouen, in which victims were apparently overcome by toxic gases, is thought to have been caused by candles on a birthday cake.

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.

Paris fire: eight dead in France block of flats

Two children were victims of the blaze in the north of the French capital, which 'could have been' started deliberately say officials.