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Fire in French district sends smoke across Lake Geneva

National News // Oct. 17, 2019

A large fire in a French commercial district sent thick black smoke across Lake Geneva yesterday morning.

Pixabay Fire in French district sends smoke across Lake Geneva

More than 100 firefighters fought for hours to bring the blaze under control in Anthy-sur-Léman.

The smoke was clearly visible from central Lausanne.

Clothes and shoe shops were worst hit. Witnesses say the intense heat melted bitumen-covered roofs. Local roads were closed.

The fire broke out before the shops had opened and no one was injured – but staff are likely to be laid off.

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