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    Paris Fire Seriously Injures 19, Including 5 Children - Reports

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    A conflagration at Aubervilliers on Sunday left at least 19 people seriously injured, including five children who were in a "life-threatening" condition, local authorities told reporters.

    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.

    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. 

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