The fire broke through another unknown cause in the building of about eight floors. The building and a number of neighboring buildings at la rue Erlanger in the west of the French capital have been vacated. Some residents had to be rescued from the roof.
The fire brigade is present in large numbers and tries with man and power to get the fire under control. The building is located in a trendy district of Paris that is popular with tourists, not far from the Eiffel Tower.