Huge fire breaks out near Place de L'Opera in central Paris.

A huge fire broke out in a building on boulevard des Capucines, near the Place de L'Opera square in central Paris on Saturday (November 20), sending clouds of smoke rising into the air.

"Firemen are intervening, avoid the area," the Prefecture de Police said in a statement on Twitter.

It was not immediately clear what caused the fire.

Fire brigade spokesperson Florian Lointier said there were no casualties reported from the scene.

"There are no victims. When the fire-fighters arrived nobody made themselves known to them, be it in the offices or the dwellings," he said.

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