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Huge fire breaks out near Gare de Lyon train station in Paris

A fire outside the Gare de Lyon station in Paris on Feb. 28, 2020.
A fire outside the Gare de Lyon station in Paris on Friday. Copyright Simon De Mytt
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By Nancy Ing and Henry Austin with NBC News World News
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Gare de Lyon is one of six major stations in the French capital.

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PARIS — A fire has broken out near the Gare de Lyon train station in Paris, one the six major stations in the French capital.

Police in the Bercy neighborhood tweeted that cars were set alight along the sidewalk by people attending a concert at the AccorHotels Arena.

The fire is of criminal origin and results from "unacceptable abuses committed on the margins of a concert," it said.

Singer Fally Ipupa, a star in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was set to perform later.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

Nancy Ing reported from Paris, Henry Austin reported from London.

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