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Woman held after blaze in chic Paris area kills 8, injures 30

PARIS: A woman has been detained as part of a probe into a fire in an condominium construction in Paris that killed no less than eight other folks and injured about 30, authorities mentioned on Tuesday.

The blaze broke out in the eight-storey construction on Rue Erlanger, near the Rue Erlanger and the Roland Garros French Open tennis venue in the capital's elegant 16th district.

Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz advised journalists that investigators suspected a "criminal" cause for the fireplace and that a girl was in custody.

French tv showed video of flames in the windows of the construction, which authorities mentioned was constructed in the 1970s.

"It was a particularly violent fire," Captain Clement Cognon of the Paris hearth provider advised BFM TV.

Emmanuel Gregoire, an reliable with the city government, mentioned the sufferers were residents. The hearth began at the upper floors and spread to other portions of the construction, he added.

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo wrote on social community Twitter that the city was in mourning after the incident. It comes less than a month after a fuel blast in central Paris killed four other folks.

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