The fire started on the 1st floor of an apartment block on rue Lavigerie in Carpentras’ Amandiers district at around 4 AM. With 8 vehicles, 23 firefighters responded to the call.

Firefighters were able to rescue the three victims, who had been slightly injured. One victim was inconvenienced by the fumes while another suffered minor burns and the final from trauma. Three victims were taken to Carpentras hospital. They will be moved.

Other occupants were evacuated.

This morning, the operation is still underway. The gendarmerie is still trying to determine the origin of the fire.