French fireman saves baby from burning building

A French fireman became a hero on Tuesday night as he risked a dangerous getaway from a burning building with a tiny baby nestled in his jacket.

French fireman saves baby from burning building
Photo: AFP
As a fire raged on rue de Citeaux in Paris' 12th arrondissement, the fireman climbed down a ladder from the building's third floor, removing the baby from danger.
The apartment building fire, called in just before 2am, saw 119 firemen and 39 firetrucks arrive at the scene, as well as a number of ambulances.
The firefighters had to battle thick black smoke and flames that burst from the windows.

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Fire ravages building near Paris opera house

Police in the French capital have advised people to avoid the Boulevard des Capucines, near Place de l'Opéra, after a building caught fire.

A large fire has broken out near Paris' Place de l'Opéra. Emergency services say to avoid the area.
A large fire has broken out near Paris' Place de l'Opéra (Photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP)

A large building has caught fire on the Boulevard des Capucines in Paris’ 9th arrondissement. 

Images posted on social media show plumes of black smoke coming out of the old haussmanian building as fire engines attend to the blaze.

It is not yet clear what the cause of the fire was. 

French police have advised the public to stay away from the area to allow access for fire engines. 

We will be updating this story as we get more information.