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TRAGIC!! Woman Detained For Killing 10 In 'Revenge Fire Attack On Neighbour'

At least 10 people have died and 37 injured in an overnight blaze at an apartment block in Paris.
The French police believe the fire was deliberately started by a female resident, according to officials and firefighters onTuesday.
A local mayor confirmed that one of the victims is a "young child".
The fire on the upper floors of the building in rue Erlanger in the upmarket 16th district of southwest Paris is the most deadly in the capital since 2005.
Dramatic video footage from the scene showed flames leaping out of top floor windows and firemen climbing narrow ladders to rescue terrified residents, some dressed only in pyjamas, from the top of the eight-storey block.
Described by one rescue worker as a “scene of incredible violence”, the blaze left at least 10 people dead and around 30 others injured — six of them firefighters, the fire service said.
"One person who lives in the building has been arrested. She's a 40-year-old woman who has prior psychological problems," Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz said from the scene on Tuesday where smoke could still be seen rising from the area.
 "She apparently had a row with neighbours which ended badly and she set fire to the building," he added.
An investigation has been opened into the criminal charge of causing death by arson amid fears that the toll could climb further as investigators search the burned-out top floors.
Tributes were paid to rescue workers who saved around 50 people on Monday night, some of whom had climbed on to the roofs of adjacent buildings to escape the inferno.
The fire started at about 1:00 am (0000 GMT) and was only brought under control more than five hours later by around 200 firefighters backed by 100 fire engines.
“At windows, people were yelling ‘Help, help!’ everyone was panicking,” witness Humberto Ribas, who works in a building opposite, told AFP.
“France is waking up with emotion after the fire on rue Erlanger in Paris,” President Emmanuel Macron tweeted.
“Thoughts for the victims. Thank you to the firefighters whose courage helped save many lives.”
The fire is the most deadly in Paris since 2005 when an arson attack at a building in the southeast 13th district killed 17 people, 14 of them children.
The worst fire in Paris since World War II was in April of the same year when 24 people perished at a building used for temporary accommodation after a fight between two residents.

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