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Explosion rips through apartment block in Paris and sends fireball across street

An explosion ripped through an apartment block in Paris, thereby damaging dozens of flats.

Fire broke out just after 9.30pm last night in a flat in Boulevard Macdonald, in the 19th arrondissement.

Explosion rips through apartment block in Paris and sends fireball across street

Footage from the scene posted by neighbours on Twitter showed the ferocious explosion. It shows the fire lighting up the entire street and a fireball being hurled into the air from the explosion.

Explosion rips through apartment block in Paris and sends fireball across street

“For the moment there are no victims – nobody injured,” said Gabriel Plus, a spokesman for the Paris fire brigade.

He also said that there was no gas supply into the building, but that “bottles of gas or a barbeque may have caught fire on a balcony, causing the explosion.

Explosion rips through apartment block in Paris and sends fireball across street

Watch video below.

Infos Françaises@InfosFrancaises

PARIS : Important incendie en cours dans un immeuble du Boulevard Macdonald, dans le 19ᵉ arrondissement, des dizaines de pompiers mobilisés.

Infos Françaises@InfosFrancaises

INCENDIE À PARIS : Une forte explosion a retenti dans l’immeuble en feu. L’électricité a été coupé dans la rue. pic.twitter.com/OoxDNouYem

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