January 17, 2019 / 9:15 AM / 2 months ago

Fire breaks out on rooftop of Lyon university

Firefighters extinguish the fire that broke out on the rooftop of Lyon university, in Lyon, France January 17, 2019, in this still image obtained from a social media video. Twitter/ @PODEUS69 via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT.

Lyon, France (Reuters) - A large fire broke has broken out on the rooftop of a university in the French city of Lyon and firemen are on the scene, the Lyon 1 faculty said on Thursday.

Police and university sources said works had been ongoing on the roof and that a gas bottle exploded, starting the blaze. One person was hurt in the incident, the officials said.

Reporting by Catharine Lagrange in Lyon and Sudip Kar-Gupta in Paris; Editing by Richard Lough

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