Fire breaks out on rooftop of Lyon university

Firefighters are trying to extinguish a large fire that broke out on the rooftop of Lyon university, in Lyon, France on January 17, 2019, in this still image obtained from a social media video. Photo: Twitter/ @PODEUS69 via Reuters

A large fire has broken out on the rooftop of a university in the French city of Lyon and firemen are on the scene, the Lyon 1 faculty said today.

Police and university sources said works had been ongoing on the roof and that a gas bottle exploded, starting the blaze.

One person was hurt in the incident, the officials said.