Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, @K7al_L3afta, for sharing news that the top floors of the Radio France broadcasting house were on fire this morning:
@SWLingDotCom @LondonShortwave fire in Radio France!! pic.twitter.com/EWoIWsyLEq
— ????? ????????? (@K7al_L3afta) October 31, 2014
You can read more about the fire, in English, via Reuters:
A fire broke out at France’s public radio headquarters in Paris on Friday, forcing live programmes off the air as staff evacuated the vast Paris complex where major building work has been underway.
“The fire is not put out but it is under control,” said Paris fire brigade spokesman Gabriel Plus, adding that there were no victims and that there was no longer any risk of the fire spreading to other parts of the building.[…]
Fortunately, it seems all staff were evacuated and there have been no casualties noted at this point. Time will tell if this has a temporary effect on Radio France International programming.
UPDATE: Jonathan Marks comments, “Unlikely that RFI will be affected as they have moved out of the Maison de la Radio and into the same offices as France 24 a little bit further down the river.”
You have to do a major search on the RFI website to find that they are at
We are located at:
80, rue Camille Desmoulins
Switchboard: + 33 1 84 22 84 84
Unlikely that RFI will be affected as they have moved out of the Maison de la Radio and into the same offices as France 24 a little bit further down the river.