About 100 people gathered late on Monday in the Forges-les-Bains commune of Essonne department in front of the center to protest the accommodation of 90 migrants there, planned for October.


According to Europe1 radio station, police received a message about the fire at the building at around 2:30 a.m. local time (00:30 GMT) on Tuesday. The roof of the center reportedly caught flames.


The law enforcement is investigating the causes of the fire, the radio reported.