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The National Federation of Firefighters of France reported this Sunday a fire in the vicinity of the Orsay Museum in Paris (capital), where several of its troops are working to extinguish the fire.

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“More than a hundred military comrades involved in the fire near the Musée Orsay. Cheer up for them, “said the Federation of Firefighters.

Local media images show firefighters trying to extinguish the flames that took hold of the scaffolding of a nearby construction.

In turn, these media specify that everything happened in a private mansion under construction in the 7th district, also near the residence of the German ambassador in Paris, Hans-Dieter Lucas.

The Hotel de Beauharnais, a building near the fire built in 1713, was listed as a historic monument in 1951 and has been the residence of the German ambassador in Paris since 1968, according to the website of the German diplomatic missions in France.

“There are tweets about a fire in my residence, the Hôtel de Beauharnais. These reports are not correct. The fire occurred at a nearby construction site. Many thanks to the Paris firefighters for their work, my condolences to our neighbor,” the diplomat said.



For his part, the spokesman for the Fire Department stated that there were no victims and that shortly after 10:00 p.m. (local time), the fire was considered extinguished in the Hotel de Seignelay, a four-story building that has been the headquarters for many years. of ministries and that it was under renovation.

“At the last point of the situation, the adjoining buildings had been well preserved,” he added, while assuring that there are few residual fires and that there is “a lot of shoring work, clearing, to prevent the fire from resuming.”

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