Gare de Lyon fire in Paris
Source: Simon De Mytt
A large fire has broken out in southeastern Paris near the Gare de Lyon train station, according to a tweet from the Paris Police.
The police said the station has been evacuated and advised people to avoid the area to allow for emergency services to intervene. They did not elaborate on the causes of the fire, but later tweeted that the fire was under control, but that rescue intervention was still in progress.
A witness saw huge clouds of black smoke billowing over the station and several fire trucks were in the area, according to Reuters.
It is currently Paris Fashion Week. A concert for singer Fally Ipupa is scheduled later in the evening at Accorhotels Arena, which is near the station.
The Gare de Lyon is known for its restaurant Le Train Bleu, one of Paris’ most famous eateries, according to the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau. The station serves trains arriving from central and southeast France, as well as Switzerland, Italy and Spain.
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