Several police officers were also hurt in the huge fire near Paris, which was later brought under control, a Paris fire service spokesman was quoted by AFP. According to a police source, cited by AFP, people used windows to escape the flames while others sought refuge on the roof.
🚨 Au moins 22 personnes ont été blessés, dont 5 enfants en état d'urgence absolue, dans un grave incendie qui s'est déclenché en fin d'après-midi à #Aubervilliers (Seine-Saint-Denis). pic.twitter.com/WjFQ0GYVdc— deSperate (@TBMJ2_) 19 августа 2018 г.
The blaze started near the City Hall, according to the Europe1 radio station. Nearly a hundred firefighters have fought against the blaze in the attic of a building with two floors at Aubervilliers. Seven individuals, including five children, are reportedly in a serious condition. Local authorities launched an invisitigation into the cause of the blaze, AFP reported.
According to AFP, a fire in a housing complex nearly a month ago in Aubervilliers killed a mother and her three children, leaving nine others injured.