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Black Smoke Seen Rising Over Eiffel Tower in Paris

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While smoke and fire was reported at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, authorities have stressed that is the result of a nearby fire is not terror related.

According to authorities, the smoke was a "technical incident" involving a truck with fireworks. Within an hour, the fire was reportedly extinguished without serious damage or casualties.

The reports follow a mass casualty incident in Nice, France in which a truck drove through a crowd of pedestrians gathered to celebrate Bastille Day. Horrifying videos captured the moment that the truck rushed toward the crowd and a subsequent shootout between the driver and police.

Authorities have launched a terrorism investigation into the incident.

Facebook activated its "safety check" feature for the city, and social media has responded with an outpouring of sympathies.

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