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Putting out the Ritz blaze brakes out glitzy hotel in Paris

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Putting out the Ritz blaze brakes out glitzy hotel in Paris

<p>A major fire has broken out at the prestigious Ritz hotel in Paris.<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Breaking: Fire breaks out in the Ritz Hotel in Paris via <a href="https://twitter.com/pfroissart"><code>pfroissart</a> <a href="https://t.co/iBBisjJKMq">pic.twitter.com/iBBisjJKMq</a></p>&mdash; Derek Momodu (</code>DelMody) <a href="https://twitter.com/DelMody/status/689357330480250882">January 19, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><br /> Around 60 firefighters are on hand to battle the blaze, which started on the seventh floor.</p> <p>The hotel is currently closed to the public while renovation work is carried out. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">[FIRE] <a href="https://t.co/bgYJpyiBtD">https://t.co/bgYJpyiBtD</a></p>— Le Vrai Paris (@LeVraiParis) <a href="https://twitter.com/LeVraiParis/status/689386263086948353">January 19, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>Two hundred workers have been evacuated from the building.</p> <p>No one has been injured in fire. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Fire ravages top floor of Ritz hotel in Paris: Fire engulfed the top floor of Paris' Ritz Carlton hotel on Tue… <a href="https://t.co/o3iPYt0NJm">https://t.co/o3iPYt0NJm</a></p>— FACE2FACE2K8 (@FACE2FACE2K8) <a href="https://twitter.com/FACE2FACE2K8/status/689393801446621185">January 19, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>The hotel has been closed since August 2012 and was due to reopen in March this year.</p> <p>It is unclear if the damage caused in the fire will delay the re-opening.</p> <p>The hotel is a favourite among the well-heeled it is the former home of Coco Chanel and the place where Princess Diana and Dodi al Fayed stayed the night before their fatal car crash in 1997.</p>