A strong fire broke out on Tuesday in a Roma camp located in the town of Compans, in Seine-et-Marne, BFM Paris learned from SDIS 77. About 400m² are affected by the flames and all occupants, 300 people, were evacuated.
The first call to the fire department was made at 10:44 am this morning. The fire quickly spread from precarious habitats to precarious habitats, BFM Paris learned from corroborating sources. Several explosions were heard due to the presence of gas cylinders.
Seventy-five firefighters are currently on site with heavy means to extinguish the fire as well as equipment to fight against the chemical risk. Analyzes of the toxicity of the fumes are underway.
For the moment, air traffic is still maintained at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport but traffic is interrupted on the RD212. A security perimeter has been established by the police.