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Paris apartment building fire leaves 8 dead; police investigating

Paris apartment building fire leaves 8 dead; police investigating

Eight people died in an apartment fire early Wednesday in Paris, officials said, and police were investigating whether the fire was started intentionally. Speaking on French TV BFM, Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said the dead included two children. Four survivors were hospitalized. Brandet said firefighters extinguished a small paper fire shortly before 2:30 a.m. in the building, located at the foot of Paris' famed Montmartre hill. They were called back two hours later for a new fire that began in a ground-floor stairwell and quickly engulfed the building's upper stories. More than 100 firefighters were required to extinguish the blaze. Some victims...

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