Fire at Radio France building sends smoke into Paris' sky

Smoke billows from windows during a fire Friday at the Radio France building in Paris.

Story highlights

  • Firefighters put out flames at Radio France's headquarters in Paris
  • There were no reports of injuries
  • The fire started in part of the building that was unoccupied and under construction
  • It wasn't immediately clear what started the fire
Dark smoke rose from the upper floors of Radio France's headquarters in Paris on Friday as a fire prompted an evacuation of the building.
There were no reports of injuries, Radio France spokeswoman Marine Billoir said. Firefighters eventually extinguished the flames, reported France Info radio, part of Radio France.
The fire started in an unoccupied section that was under construction, Billoir said. Information on what caused the fire wasn't immediately available.
Pictures distributed by Agence France-Presse and Getty Images showed smoke billowing out of several upper-floor windows of the circular facility.
Photos on social media also showed smoke rising above the Paris skyline, visible from some distance.