Paris police say that several people were injured in an explosion and a fire in a bakery believed to be caused by a gas leak
A spokesman for the Paris police said the firefighters were been on the scene of the explosion Saturday morning in the bakery of Rue Trevise in the 9th arrondissement of the center-north of Paris.
He reported that several injuries were reported to the police but were not dead.
The spokesman, who was not authorized to be publicly appointed, did not provide further details.  French television showed emergency vehicles surrounding the area. Images shared on social media showed that the area around Rue De Montyon was covered with debris with a fire that raged in at least one building.
The explosion took place amid strong security in Paris and France for yellow jacket protests scheduled for next Saturday.
Destruction by blocks after an explosion in the rue de trévise pic.twitter.com/GsrLqyasQA
̵1; Emily Molli (@MomesMolli) 12 January 2019
|Rescuers and firefighters turn off the bakery fire at the corner of the streets Saint-Cecile and Rue de Trevise in central Paris [Thomas Samson/AFP]|