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Spokane woman hurt in Paris fire

A college student from Spokane was seriously injured last week in a fire that killed five people in Paris.

Grace Athena Flott, who graduated from Ferris High School in 2008, was attending Sciences Po in Paris, an elite international university.

An online story by Agence France-Presse indicated that Flott, who attends the University of Washington, was in serious condition at a hospital Tuesday following a fire Thursday that began in a stairwell.

Her father, Jim Flott, of Spokane, confirmed by email that she was injured in the fire.

The blaze broke out about 3 a.m. in a northeast Paris apartment block. Five people were killed, including women from the U.S., Australia and Sweden were killed. Dozens were injured.

Four of the dead had jumped from upper-story windows, AFP reported. An investigation is under way.

Flott has been listed on the dean’s honor roll at UW, according to news files.

The website of Sciences Po described the school as an “innovative and proactive teaching and research institution.”

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