Fire Breaks Out Near The Eiffel Tower; Not Related To Terror Attack

Smoke and flames encompass the base of the Eiffel Tower Thursday, July 14, 2016. Photo: Twitter

PARIS, France, July 14, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Disturbing images are emerging Thursday night from Paris, where fire has broken out at the base the Eiffel Tower.

Initial reports from French media outlets say the fire appears to have started in a fireworks truck, and is not related to a terror attack in Nice where more than 70 people were killed and 100 more injured Thursday night.

A tweet from Paris police is asked people in the French capital to “not spread false rumors about the smoke.”

Video taken from the base of the Eiffel Tower showed black smoke rising from the base of the structure at the same time French television was airing reports of the terror attack in Nice.

Police have remained on high alert in Paris since the November, 2015 terror attack which left more than 130 dead.



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