Several cars were burned Saturday in the early evening in front of the headquarters of the newspaper “Le Parisien”, in the Fifteenth arrondissement of the capital, without the surrounding buildings are affected, indicated to the AFP the fire department.
This “fire” would have left in a vehicle before spreading to seven other cars in the vicinity and a motorcycle, said a spokesman for the fire department. “But it is too early to say if it is inadvertent or intentional,” he added.
The controlled fire
Before 20: 30, firefighters had managed to extinguish the fire, found an AFP journalist while the metro station a few metres behind was closed.
“The fire is extinguished. An investigation is underway to determine its causes,” tweeted Interior minister Christophe Castaner around 20: 00.
The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo tweeted “his support to the editors of the newspapers le Parisien and Les Echos and the residents” calling the fire”unacceptable”.
authorities did not immediately link with the manifestation of the “yellow vests”, including several groups marched in this neighborhood in the day.