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17 Jan 2019 | 09:39 AM UTC

France: Fire reported at University Campus in Lyon Jan. 17

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Fire at the Lyon 1 university campus January 17; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/17/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Lyon


Explosions followed by a large fire were reported on Thursday, January 17, at the campus of the Lyon 1 University in Lyon. According to local sources, the cause of the explosions and the fire are likely linked to ongoing repair work and the presence of several bottles of gas. The building has been evacuated but one person is reportedly injured. Firefighters are currently deployed to take control of the situation. Authorities have warned people to avoid the area. Transportation disruptions are to be anticipated in the area in the coming hours. 


Individuals present in the affected area are advised to avoid the area, anticipate traffic disruptions, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.


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