At least three persons were killed while eight were injured following a fire outbreak on Saturday in a building in Northern Paris suburb, local authorities announced.
Police said the fire started at 2:00 am (0100 GMT) on the ground floor of the building in located in Stains, a town about 15 kilometres from Paris and largely occupied by immigrants.
Twenty-four fire engines and 88 firefighters battled to douse the blaze and one fireman was slightly injured, authorities stated.
The other residents of the building were evacuated and given shelter in a sports hall.
Local authorities in a statement expressed gratitude to the emergency services who reacted to the blaze and sending condolences to the families of the victims.
More than 300,000 house fires are reported in France every year according to the French Interior Ministry.
The most recent figures date back to 2021 and show that 460 people died in fires that year.
Investigation has commenced into the cause of the fire in Stains.