At Least 1 Killed, 8 Injured, After Fire Breaks Out in Hospital Near Paris

August 22, 2019 Updated: August 22, 2019

PARIS—At least one person was killed and eight injured after a fire broke out overnight in a hospital complex on the outskirts of Paris, authorities said on Thursday, Aug. 22.

The fire at the Henri Mondor hospital in Creteil broke out late on Wednesday night and was eventually brought under control in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Local residents and people in and near the hospital heard a loud explosion, the cause of the fire has not yet been determined and investigations are ongoing.

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Fire burns in the Henri Mondor hospital complex in Creteil, on the outskirts of Paris, France on Aug. 22, 2019, in this still image taken from a social media video. (Limam Alistair via Reuters)

According to The Mirror, over 100 firefighters were dispatched to combat the blaze, which the team managed to put down at about 1:45 a.m. local time.

The station also reported that the fire reportedly started on the upper floors of the building.

“The fire in the residential block within the Henri Mondor hospital complex has now been brought under control thanks to the intervention of firefighters,” Paris public hospitals chief Martin Hirsch said on Twitter.

“We regret to say that there has been one death,” he said.

NTD staff contributed to this article.

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