PARIS, France — Fire officials confirm a smoke cloud hanging over the heart of Paris was a non-threatening car fire. The smoke caused a stir of panic on social media.
TRANSLATION: “#smoke #paris ?? What is happening ?”
TRANSLATION: “Heavy smoke in the heart of Paris @afpfr”
Officials say the car fire started at 11:30 AM Paris time near Javel in the 15th arrondissement (government administration district) of Paris.
Firefighters have put out the fire. They say the smoke was a concern, but the fire was not very serious.