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250 firefighters deployed to one of the deadliest fires in Paris history

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At least 10 people are dead and over 30 injured after a woman set fire to an eight-story Paris apartment building Tuesday morning, in what might be the deadliest Parisian fire in over a decade.

The fire engulfed much of the building, and panicked residents were sent fleeing for their lives.

“I heard a woman screaming in the street, crying and screaming for help,” said Jacqueline Ravier, a local who lives across the street.

Around 250 firefighters were deployed to the scene, and were praised by French President Emmanuel Macron on Twitter.

“Thoughts for the victims. Thanks to the firefighters whose courage saved many lives,” he said.

According to Fox News, the woman who started the fire had psychiatric issues and is in police custody.

The fire comes a month after a deadly explosion due to a gas leak in a Paris bakery, and is the deadliest fire in Paris since the April 2005 hotel fire that took the lives of 24 people.

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