Yes, the Jungle in Calais was on fire. No, it is nothing to do with the Paris terror attacks

Ellen Stewart
Sunday 15 November 2015 11:40
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A huge blaze tore through the "Jungle" refugee camp in Calais just hours after a series of attacks left hundreds dead in the French capital of Paris.

According to reports, hundreds of shelters were destroyed as flames took hold of the crowded camp said to be home to approximately 6,000 refugees.

Posted by Les Calaisiens en Colère on Friday, 13 November 2015

While many were quick to dub the fire a revenge attack following the harrowing events in Paris, Calais' deputy mayor Philippe Mignonet. refuted such claims.

Speaking to Russia Today he said:

That is two separate things, and the fire there has nothing to do with the attacks in Paris tonight

An electrical wire is believed to be the cause of the fire, highlighting the danger of life in a crowded camp.

Others have taken to Twitter, outraged over the lack of press coverage of the Jungle fire:

These were the scenes the following morning. Tweet translates: "Jungle camp in Calais after yesterday's fire... There are no victims."

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