Large Fire Breaks Out at Fancy Ritz Hotel in Paris

The hotel was undergoing renovations.

— -- A fire has broken out at the glitzy Ritz Carlton hotel in Paris that is undergoing renovation.

Police have advised Parisians to avoid the area near the hotel, describing the fire as large in a tweet.

“Firefighters are at the scene and working to contain the fire,” a police official told ABC News today. "It started in the early hours of Tuesday in the attic.”

There were no casualties reported.

"At the moment, it is very unlikely that the fire will spread or that the ceiling will collapse," the Paris fire department said.

Owned by the billionaire businessman Mohamed Al-Fayed, the hotel is undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation and was due to fully reopen later this year after nearly four years of renovations.