Thick Black Smoke Pours From Scene of Paris Explosion

Emergency services responded to a fire and explosion at a business on Rue de Trevise in Paris on Saturday, January 12. The municipal government described the explosion as “accidental”.

An eyewitness described it as a gas explosion. There was no official cause given at the time of writing.

Footage filmed from a nearby street shows thick black smoke coming from the vicinity of a bakery on Rue de Trevise. The blown out windows of a nearby hotel can also be seen. Credit: MehdiMed via Storyful