The deadliest fire in Paris killed at least 10 people on Tuesday.The ghost flames engulfed a nine-storey apartment building.
A woman of age 40 who has reportedly have mental issues,was arrested under suspicion. French police opened a criminal investigation for voluntary arson resulting in death.
Many neighbours said they heard the quarrel sound between the suspected woman and her neighbour over the sound of her music,just before the incident.
In an interview with Le Parisien newspaper, the 22-year-old firefighter said he returned to the building a few minutes later, shortly after midnight, hoping the woman had gone. Instead, he ran into her in the stairwell, which was already beginning to smell of smoke.
“She wished me good luck, telling me that I loved flames,” he recalled in the interview.
The fire-fighter was actually planning to shift the apartment because of the everyday nuisance the women creates.A police patrol responding to a trash can fire around the same time spotted the woman with her hand in another trash can, according to a second police report obtained by The Associated Press.
Emergency workers also sought to shore up the building, which was badly damaged. The images released by the fire service showed flames shooting out of windows and stretching across the upper floors.
The fire comes a month after a deadly explosion and blaze linked to a gas leak in a Paris bakery.
This was reportedly the second drastic fire,after the fire which engulfed Paris in 2015.