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Paris fire death toll rises to eight, criminal cause probed


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A residential building is engulfed in flames in Paris, France 5 February – Reuters 

PARIS (Reuters): The death toll from a fire at a residential building in Paris now stood at eight, said Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz, who added that investigators were favouring a “criminal” cause for the blaze.

Heitz also told reporters that a woman had been placed in custody as part of the investigation into the blaze.


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