A huge blaze is raging through the buildings around the Palais Garnier opera house in central Paris

  • Fire broke out in building on Bouvelard des Capucines, Paris 
  • Police Prefecture has instructed people not to go into the region 
  • Plumes of smoke rose into the air from the fire that burned near Place de L’Opera. 

 A large fire broke out in a building in Paris on Saturday near the Place de L’Opera square.

A building located near Place de L’Opera Square, Boulevard des Capucines, burst into flames and released smoke into the atmosphere. 

Twitter statement from the Prefecture de Police: “Firemen are interfering. Please avoid this area.”

At the time, it was unclear what caused the fire. 

A large fire broke out in a building on Boulevard des Capucines, near the Place de L'Opera Square

An extensive fire broke out at a nearby building on Boulevard des Capucines.