WATCH: Panic over ‘terrorist attack’ as Eiffel Tower catches fire
The incident occurred at the same time as Nice, in southern France, experienced a terror attack.
The fire was quickly put out and the incidents, which happened nearly at the same time, are said to be unrelated.
A truck carrying fireworks caught fire next to the Eiffel Tower causing people to panic over fears of another terrorist attack.
Police said the blaze was believed to be a “technical incident”.