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Ritz Paris

Reopening Of Iconic Paris Ritz Hotel May Be Delayed After Fire

The hotel has been closed since 2012 for renovations and was due to reopen in March. The fire burned the building's top floor and roof.

By Ryan Biek | January 19, 2016

The iconic Ritz hotel in Paris caught fire Tuesday morning. 

No injuries were reported in the fire that burned the hotel's top floor and roof. Roughly 60 firefighters reportedly had to spray "meter by meter" outside the building due to limited access from the interior. (Video via BBC)

The hotel has been closed since 2012 for renovations and was supposed to reopen in March. (Video via Ritz Paris)

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But it's unclear if that plan will hold as the fire captain says a large area of the building was destroyed in the blaze. 

This video includes images from Getty Images. 

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