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High-Rise Fire, Roubaix, France
Decorative siding burns on 18-story apartment building.
Published Tuesday, May 15, 2012
ONE PERSON IS DEAD AND SEVERAL MORE INJURED, one seriously, from a fire in an 18-story apartment building in Roubaix, France, Monday afternoon. The fire of undetermined origin started in a 2nd-floor apartment and got into the decorative siding on the face of the building. The highly flammable siding burned fast and hot, spreading upward the entire height of the building and penetrating into the residences.
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