Journalist Bernard Thomasson tweeted this photo of the fire
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France media: national radio station catches fire

A major fire has forced the evacuation of the French national radio building in Paris, interrupting programmes.

Thick columns of smoke poured from Maison de la Radio just west of the Eiffel Tower, making the fire visible right across the French capital.

Some reports spoke of explosions before firefighters got to the scene.

There were no immediate reports of casualties.

  • 31 Oct 2014
  • From the section Europe
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