The fire, which broke out under the National Bridge, which links the 12th and 13th arrondissements, caused serious traffic jams, the stopping of the T3A tram and blackouts.

A violent fire broke out this Monday, September 13 around 5:30 am, under the National Bridge, which connects the 12th and 13th arrondissements separated by the Seine. A van suddenly caught fire without causing injury, but the flames quickly spread to a technical shaft housing connections related to district heating, electricity, gas and gas. Technical lighting.

In response to falsely alarming information on social networks, the Paris Fire Brigade assured on Twitter that there was no risk of the bridge collapsing.

The fire, quickly brought under control, was still smoldering shortly before noon this Monday inside the sheath, according to Le Parisien. About fifty firefighters intervened on the spot, with the help of the “long-term exploration” Section and the nautical team of the Fire Brigade. “The big challenge was to cut all the networks, the electrical conduits at 20,000 volts, the district heating network, gas, to facilitate the intervention of the firefighters”, specifies in Figaro Jà © rôme Coumet, the mayor of the 13th arrondissement.

Power cuts therefore took place throughout the sector, and the circulation of the T3A tram had to be interrupted. Likewise, traffic was cut off on the bridge and the interchange at Porte de Bercy (12th century), which caused serious traffic jams.

From now on, “the firefighters accompany each concessionaire, including Enedis – electricity, Editor’s note – and RATP, to inspect their networks”, he indicates.

“Traffic has been largely restored,” continues the mayor of the 13th arrondissement. As for the tram, it is in progress on certain sections. I’m still waiting for the green light to resume traffic on the bridge ”.

At the same time, the town hall coordinated the deployment of generators trucks to resupply the sectors affected by the power cuts, including four schools and establishments. ¨ches, says Jà © rôme Coumet.

As a precaution, due to “significant smoke emissions”, the new school on Boulevard du General Jean Simon had been closed.

“We are actively working to reopen the bridge”, for his part assured Emmanuel Grà © goire, first deputy mayor (PS) of Paris, in the morning on Twitter.

the 09/13/2021 at 4:59 PM

It is really only the social networks to come to believe that the concrete, it burns.

the 09/13/2021 at 4:12 PM

PANURGE When I see the state of the basements in Paris and the precariousness of certain gas and electricity installations, despite the standards, I think that accidents like Trà © aim will multiply. The constant tremors of heavy goods vehicles should not fix anything at the level of the roadways. Paris is going to pieces, and not only the “City of Paris” (follow my gaze)!

the 09/13/2021 at 4:00 p.m.