Fire breaks out in Place Vendome column in Paris (Photo)

Smoke fills the sky near the Column Vendome, with a Napoleon statue on top, as a fire burns in an underground car park at the Place Vendome in Paris on Thursday (REUTERS).

Column Vendome

Image Credit: CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

The Place Vendome parking garage in the center of Paris was on fire, sending a large column of black smoke over the city’s skyline.

According to Paris fire department, there were no reports of injuries, although about 100 firefighters were attempting the fire under difficult conditions. Employees in the area were reportedly evacuated and approximately $6.6 million of damage are considered.

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