Paris building fire death toll rises to 8

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Paris, France (AP) -- French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner says eight people have died in the overnight blaze in a residential building in Paris.

The Paris Prosecutor Remy Heitz says a 40-year-old female suspect who lived in the building and who was arrested on the street as the flames blazed was known to have had psychological problems. Courtesy: APTN/FIREFIGHTERS HANDOUT/CBS Newspath

Speaking at the scene, in Paris' touristy 16th district, Castaner said the fire that broke out in in the early hours of Tuesday is now under control.

The Paris Prosecutor Remy Heitz, also at the scene, said a 40-year-old female suspect who lived in the building and who was arrested on the street as the flames blazed was known to have had psychological problems.

Heitz said police have launched an investigation into whether the blaze was a result of intentional arson resulting in death.