A bus on fire in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. This Wednesday, June 23, 2021 in the morning, a little before 8 a.m., an explosion sounded at the corner of Boulevard Ornano and Rue Ordener, located in the northern district of the capital, not far from the Marcadet metro station. Fishmongers. At the origin of the detonation, a RATP bus, completely devastated by the flames.
Quickly, the firefighters intervened to extinguish the fire. According to them, between the sounds of detonation and the sudden fire observed on the bus, it is indeed an explosion of tires which would have caused the disaster. “A common phenomenon on vehicle fires” note the firefighters, questioned by our colleagues from the Parisian.
#Paris: 3 loud explosions heard in the 18th district around 8am (Marcadet-Simplon district). At around 7:30 am, a RATP bus caught fire on Boulevard Ornano, then the tires exploded. Passengers evacuated, no injuries, it seems (local information confirmed by a police officer). pic.twitter.com/MXUYdWUoSS
Inside the bus, the five passengers inside were quickly evacuated by the driver. On the networks, residents have posted photos of Boulevard Ornano full of smoke, with firefighters still at work to calm a fire due to a “mechanical problem”, explains the police headquarters.
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